Nigerians, Thais Citizen arrested for alleged collusion in online romance scam
Thailand women in Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon, Phitsanulok, Chon Buri and Bangkok’s Dusit district, has been scammed in online romance by Eight Nigerian men and six Thai.
The suspects have been arrested for alleged collusion including at least four Thai women – aided the gang by opening bank accounts and withdrawing cash for the foreign suspects.
Deputy Tourist Police chief Maj-General Surachate Hakpan told a press conference on Monday, August 6, that the investigation began after complaints from victims – each of whom wired between Bt300,000 and Bt500,000 to the gang.
The Thai suspects’ claim of innocence, he said they would face a charge of public fraud and abetting trans-national crimes, which is punishable with up to 10 years imprisonment.