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Suspect arrested in London gold investment scam operation

Bangkok, Metropolitan Police detectives arrested the suspect in a romance scam that persuaded people to invest in gold in London. Claiming to be a horse account opened for friends while in a neighboring country. Pol. Lt. Gen. Thiti Saengsaeng, comma...


Bangkok, Metropolitan Police detectives arrested the suspect in a romance scam that persuaded people to invest in gold in London. Claiming to be a horse account opened for friends while in a neighboring country.

Pol. Lt. Gen. Thiti Saengsaeng, commander of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, Pol. Maj. Gen. Noppasin Poolsawat, deputy commander of the Police Bureau, Pol. Maj. Gen. Theeradej Thamsuthee, commander of the SSO. Metropolitan Police Bureau, Pol. Col. Wichit Thirakachornwong, Superintendent of the 1st Police Station, Police Headquarters, along with Operations Group 4, jointly arrested the suspect. Ms. Saowalak, 24 years old, from Surin Province, is a person according to an arrest warrant from the Nonthaburi Provincial Court, No. 241/2024, dated March 27, 2024, on the charge of “jointly committing fraud by presenting oneself as another person and allowing or allowing Another person uses the checking account. electronic card or their electronic money account without intending to use it for themselves or f
or the business in which they are involved, or allowing other people to use or borrow their telephone number for their mobile phone service, knowing or should have known that it would be used to commit crimes related to technology crimes or any other criminal offense’ and was arrested in the parking lot in front of 7-Eleven in the area of ??Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province, on April 1st.

As a result of online patrols, the Public Health Office has received complaints from distressed citizens that there is a hybrid scam gang using Facebook to impersonate a young, single, good-looking businessman doing business in the province. Phuket and talked for about 1 month until the victim fell in love. Then the culprit invited him to invest in London gold stocks, with a good return of about 10 percent per day. The victim was convinced and transferred money 3 times. In the end, he lost more than 1.7 million baht. Later, the victim used every means to borrow more money. But they were unable to raise money for
the gang until they came to their senses and realized that they had been tricked.

The victim transfers money to the accused’s account. When the money has been transferred into the said accused’s account Every transaction will be transferred quickly to another person’s account. which is a behavior characteristic of horse accounting used to receive money and transfer money out of criminal gangs This behavior is a type of Romance Scam that tricks the victim into falling in love and trusting her. Then trick them into investing.

From questioning, the accused testified that in 2022, the accused used to work as an employee of an online gambling website in a neighboring country, and in 2023, he used to open an account for a friend to use to receive money from the gambling website and received Received compensation of 1,000 baht, initially sent to Bang Kruai Police Station investigators for further legal proceedings.

Source: Thai News Agency