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Russian gang steal Bitcoin worth millions from young Russian couple in Phuket condo extortion

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With the way bitcoin price fluctuates, they'll only have to wait a few days and their loss will go from 4 mil THB to about 1 mil THB.  In a few months, they may have not lost anything.

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What a load of BS!!!?? Like two Russian kids had millions? 

 

They both need to go back to daycare and say they are sorry.....?

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4 hours ago, Get Real said:

I wonder if it is 4M Thai Bath, 100000 Euro or 100000 USD? 
 

 

With the crypto volatility in the last few days it could have been all of them ;)

 

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Better spend it fast as bitcoin has nearly lost half its value in the last 4 weeks... 

 

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No different to blabbing u have lots of cash in your joint in a seedy part of Thailand. It’s not just crypto currencies, it could be diamonds or drugs. Just a stupid insecure couple blabbing , and paid the price

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18 minutes ago, chicowoodduck said:

What a load of BS!!!?? Like two Russian kids had millions? 

 

They both need to go back to daycare and say they are sorry.....?

Dopeheads don’t realise that Cryptocurrencies were dirt cheap just 18 months ago , infact Ethereum in early 2016 was around A$4, went up to $2000 and $1380 today. Work it out what 1000 coins are now worth at a buy price of $4000. Yup! Millions!!.  Smart kids could have bought them. 

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48 minutes ago, sammieuk1 said:

A lot of holes in this story like how would they know he had bitcoins? Lucky for me it was not my gaff as I have hundreds of them little Thai one's down the back of the sofa.

Totally agree. "I smell a rat" and the smell is coming from the victims and Thieves/robbers who are both Russian..Insurance scam?

 

Amount stolen? Conflicting amounts same story:

  • before stealing nearly 4 million baht in Bitcoin Thai News. That's $125,000 US . Then we have,
  • From The Nation. Russian couple robbed of US$100,000 in bitcoin in Phuket .

It's an inside job tied in with Thai cops.Victims /Robbers and Thai police for insurance. Case solved. Next fraud case!

 

 

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Interesting discrepancies in the 2 stories.  Media discrepancies or victim statement discrepancies?  

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3 hours ago, sanemax said:

The should really not have made this info public , for obvious reasons

Man, you aren't kidding. As presented, there could conceivably have been a one-and-one-time-only, against-all-odds type chance of this ending up anything other than fubar. However, after this colossal misstep? The odds went from imperceptible to none. Another astoundingly fortuituous, yet somehow unsurprisingly squandered opportunity.

 

Don't get me wrong, besides the window of opportunity being so small as to be illusory, the operation would have required the on-hand, financial wherewithal to successfully and quickly assemble a fairly capable 'strike force' (surprisingly doable here, but with the built-in need to get your hands dirty in the interests of dissuading the always imminent doublecross), along with 'a man on the inside' and the element of surprise, both crucial for there to be even the remotest possibility of success.

 

In that final context, the phone was a needlessly sacrificed twofer, supplying both the inside info and the all-important element of surprise. Equally important to note here is that the 'unease of traceability' for which cryptocurrencies are often touted, like everything in life perceived to have advantages, cuts in two directions -- yes, you can transact with impunity, but if, when and however it 'goes away,' it will tend to be gone forever -- so do your homework and tread lightly. Walls quite often have eyes, as well as ears, so keeping your mouth shut about everything you do here can't hurt.

 

Then there is the "or not" factor. This whole event could be a work of fiction. Forgive my skepticism, but my proffered solution, in that case, would be fitting.

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3 hours ago, 1337markus said:

From Interpol in Russia mmmmmmmmmm, I wonder how the FSB lets them carry out work?

Or employees of the North Korean secret service????????????????   They are the ones who have reputedly stolen millions or billions in bit Coins recently

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1 hour ago, Brickbat said:

Dopeheads don’t realise that Cryptocurrencies were dirt cheap just 18 months ago , infact Ethereum in early 2016 was around A$4, went up to $2000 and $1380 today. Work it out what 1000 coins are now worth at a buy price of $4000. Yup! Millions!!.  Smart kids could have bought them. 

 

22 minutes ago, The Deerhunter said:

Or employees of the North Korean secret service????????????????   They are the ones who have reputedly stolen millions or billions in bit Coins recently

Kids buy when things are at a ridiculous price. Adults sell knowing that!

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2 hours ago, LivinLOS said:

 

With the crypto volatility in the last few days it could have been all of them ;)

 

Yep! You´re right! From around 550K to around 400K. That´s called a loss. Maybe they shuold thank the robbers for relieving them from the pain. :cheesy:

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