Over the past year alone, the gang had conned more than 100 million baht from their victims, with the latest being swindled out of 29 million baht, Pol Lt Gen Surachate said.
BANGKOK – Thai immigration police head Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn, in his capacity as deputy director of the Thailand’s Action Taskforce for Information Technology Crime Suppression (TACTICS), on Wednesday led his team to join with Malaysian economic crime busters to search seven locations in Kuala Lumpur. Fourteen people, Nigerians and Thais, wanted for swindling Thai […]
Surachet said singling out the entirety of one nationality for police attention was needed after “many Nigerians” were found to be taking part in romance scams deceiving Thai women
BANGKOK – Thailand’s Tourist Police Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal said on Saturday that the Tourist police will soon conclude their focus on all 1,400 Nigerians living in Thailand. Surachet said police would recheck Nigerians living in Thailand to ensure they are living in accordance with the purposes they stated in their entry visa applications. […]
Rogers Kyeyune, 31, and Emmanuel Kasoma, 37, from Uganda, and Wilaiwan Phetthong, 24 -are accused specifically of swindling money from four women
SURAT THANI – Two Ugandan men and a Thai woman have been arrested on Koh Samui for alleged collusion in an online romance scam, duping Thai women into transferring money into their bank accounts. The trio – Rogers Kyeyune, 31, and Emmanuel Kasoma, 37, from Uganda, and Wilaiwan Phetthong, 24 -are accused specifically of […]
Police Chief Surachate Hakparn told the media briefing that the gang members usually pose as wealthy Europeans or Americans and contact victims via Facebook.
PATTAYA – Deputy Tourist Police Chief Surachate Hakparn, told a news briefing in Pattaya Monday, that police have arrested 2 Nigerians for an allegedly running a ‘romance scam’ targeting lonely Thai women. Pattaya police identified them as Ositadima Ibeh, 28, and Chinedu Calistus Ndubuisi, 30, both Nigerian Nationals. They were found with 11 credit […]