Love con job: Thai romance scammer busted for netting 2.6 million baht

The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) arrested a Thai man working a romance rip-off using a faux social media profile of a lady to dupe almost 2.6 million baht from a sufferer.
The arrest was made following a criticism filed by a sufferer last year. The sufferer revealed that the scammer used the profile of a beautiful girl to method him on a social media platform. The scammer invited the victim to put money into cryptocurrency, promising a excessive return of 50%.
After the victim expressed curiosity, the scammer sent him a net site for registration. In the start, the investment gave the sufferer a high profit and he might withdraw money with none issues. On the again of this, the sufferer transferred 2.fifty eight million baht into the web site to gain extra revenue.
However, he confronted increasingly situations when he wished to withdraw his money. The website required him to pay taxes, pay withdrawal charges, or make investments more to entry each the initial investment and profits.
The sufferer later realised that he had been duped into investing in a faux enterprise and reported the problem to the CCIB.
CCIB officers managed to arrest suspects responsible for facilitating the rip-off by offering bank accounts however couldn’t reach the main operator.
The suspects confessed to the police that they opened bank accounts and gave them to a Thai man in change for the cash of 7000 baht per account.
Quick alleged mastermind behind the scam was a Thai man, later recognized as 21 yr previous Thanusak. He was arrested yesterday, September 5, at his accommodation in the Soi Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok 24 within the Thanyaburi district of Pathum Thani province near Bangkok.
Thanusak claimed that he was not the mastermind behind the scam. He simply gathered financial institution accounts for the gang to make use of to obtain money from victims.
According to the police report, Thanusak had a drug-related legal historical past and was arrested a quantity of occasions up to now. In this scam case, Thanusak faces two costs:
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