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Gullible Thai woman in Pattaya transfers 500,000 baht to fake police


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A gullible Thai woman who was tricked into transferring half a million baht to the account of impersonating police officers has called on the real police to investigate the crime.

The woman identified only as “Su”, 41, said the ordeal started when she received a call from a person claiming to be a National Traffic Department officer, who accused her of leaving the scene of an accident that involved her. was while driving a rental car. The “officer” told her she had to pay a fine of 500,000 baht.

Su told the officer she didn’t know what was going on, then transferred the call, presumably to the Chonburi Police Station, where another person rattled off her name and government identification number and told her she was under investigation for money laundering and dealing money. drugs.

He sent her a photo of a supposed court order. Su didn’t know if it was real or fake. She then received the bank account number and was told to send the money to the Siam Commercial Bank account.

Su has seen the public press with a copy of the complaint she filed with Nongprue Police, who have so far done nothing to help find the scammers.

Despite the fact that she doesn’t drive, didn’t rent a car, wasn’t in an accident and says she wasn’t involved in money laundering or drug trafficking, she should have transferred the money anyway.

However, the transfer failed. However, the fraudsters then sent her a request to increase her transfer limit, after which it turned out that they had hacked her account. Before she knew it, 500,000 baht had been debited from her account.

The woman asked the “officers” for further explanation and was told it was for “inspection” and would be returned later that day.

Of course that never happened.

Khun Su is now complaining to Nongprue police who do nothing so she is embarrassing to the media to pressure the police to do their job.

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