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

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11 hours ago, wavemanwww said:

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!

 

 

"...before stealing nearly 4 million baht in Bitcoin Thai News. That's $125,000 US..."

It's not $125k, it's near to $125k.  No real conflict there. particularly with a wildly fluctuating asset.

 

"..Insurance scam?"

Can you explain how to insure crypocurrency against online theft? 

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8 hours ago, ChrisY1 said:

If they are in Malaysia...if in fact they actually exist, it should be quite a simple operation with the cops Malay brothers, to find the perps.

If the kids did have crypto, the leaving it on their laptops is the first stupid thing to do......but the story doesn't sound at all right.

Stupid?  Why?  Is there any way to trade Bitcoins other than online?

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4 hours ago, Jonmarleesco said:

Given the direction it's going, I wonder who'll be the more p_____d off, the owners, or the thieves?

You know which way it is going to go?

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6 hours ago, Just Weird said:

Doesn't really matter, does it?  The figures quoted were "nearly B4m", not "B4m" which is roughly correct for those USD and Euro amounts.

 

People who are followed do not have to give their addresses in order to be located.

Sure it is! Euro around 38 Bath, USD around 32 Bath. Roughly 15% difference. If you have 1 million and loose 15% equal to 150K, then that is just same to you. Great!

Are you going to tell me that you are a great investor next? :cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

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4 minutes ago, Get Real said:

Sure it is! Euro around 38 Bath, USD around 32 Bath. Roughly 15% difference. If you have 1 million and loose 15% equal to 150K, then that is just same to you. Great!

Are you going to tell me that you are a great investor next? :cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

Baht. Not "bath". 

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19 hours ago, neeray said:

Loose lips sink ships. 

exactly...how else could the thugs know they even had bitcoin?

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Can I say "I told you so" now?

The only thing that surprises me about this, is that it was done by physical extortion. However, I'm expecting a lot of stories about how hackers are looting pretend money on line in the future.

Publicising that every computer chip has an unfixable flaw must have made a lot of bad people very happy.

 

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Details emerge in strange case of alleged Phuket robbery that left Russians Bitcoinless

By Coconuts Bangkok 

 

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The allegedly victimized couple.

 

An alleged bitcoin robbery at a condominium in Phuket on Monday has left a Russian couple without THB3.5 million in cryptocurrency, they claim. Today, a few more details of their alleged abduction, as well as their photo, have come to light.

 

The couple reported the alleged robbery to Lt. Chanat Hongsuttichaikun, of the Chalong Police, on Wednesday.

 

The victims were Russian nationals Maxim Lastovka, 27, and his girlfriend, Anna Nikulina, 22.

 

Full story: https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/details-emerge-strange-case-alleged-phuket-robbery-left-russians-bitcoinless/

 
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5 hours ago, neeray said:

Baht. Not "bath". 

I guess I was thinking about that their account got totally cleaned. :cheesy:

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   A virtual cop helping to investigate a virtual robbery of virtual currency. Hmm.

 

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