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Nigerian romance scammer arrested by Big Joke on four year overstay

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Nigerian romance scammer arrested by Big Joke on four year overstay

 

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Thai Rath's columnist Pluengpayak reported that Immigration Chief Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn had arrested another romance scammer from Nigeria. 

 

Evidence of 41 victims were found on the African's phone along with pictures of young white men, eligible bachelors and handsome soldiers used to make fake profiles on Facebook and Instagram. 

 

The columnist outlined the methods of romance scammers that Surachate - known as Big Joke - has been targeting since his days as assistant chief at the tourist police. 

 

Through online chat the scammers - unashamedly described as blacks by Pluengpayak - chat up Thai women from all walks of life nationwide. The blacks pose as farangs, he said. 

 

Then they purport to have sent gifts through the mail - these get stuck at customs. Thai women who aid the scammers then pose as state officials to request tax payments be sent to release the gifts. 

 

Some victims part with 20,000 to 30,000 baht initially. Others are conned into parting with "late payments" up to 90,000 baht. 

 

The latest arrest was Kerry Samuel Madubuchi, 30, a Nigerian who was living in a rented house in Nonthaburi. 

 

He was found to be on overstay of four years six months and 29 days. 

 

He was nabbed along with the phone evidence and other items such as bank records. 

 

Plueangpayak said that the Maj-Gen had also charged the house owner for not reporting a foreigner at his address. 

 

And he was following up with the owners of the accounts used in the scam. 

 

The columnist said that all this should act as a warning to Thai women not to be taken in. 

 

In the body of his column he said that Thai women "took pity" on the people who scammed them regarding the gifts that were stuck at customs. 

 

The word greed was not mentioned. 

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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6 minutes ago, webfact said:

The word greed was not mentioned. 

this is the key to the scam

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The foto shows clearly he is a dark rider from "Lord of the rings"

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The thai women paid because they thought what they were getting was worth more then what they were paying 

 

= greed

 

The oldest motivation in the world of scams

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The blacks pose as farangs...... while the browns pose as state officials and victims.

 

Greed drives them all.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

and handsome soldiers used to make fake profiles on Facebook and Instagram. 

Bet he would've got zilch back with this handsome soldiers profile up .. 

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I always find it difficult to comprehend why people worldwide still fool fall for these scams. It is very easy to check online, reverse photo searches, reverse text searches in Google, IP addresses and phone number checks online.

 

If some Nigerian sends an email offering to pay $26 million into my bank account or some stunning beautiful 25 year old Russian model claims to have seen my profile somewhere, fallen madly in love with me and then asks me to book our wedding, I press the delete button immediately. 

 

How can some people be so stupid as to send money to people they don`t know and have never met just based on a photo and a few nice words? Sure beats me.

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2 minutes ago, cyberfarang said:

I always find it difficult to comprehend why people worldwide still fool fall for these scams. It is very easy to check online, reverse photo searches, reverse text searches in Google, IP addresses and phone number checks online.

 

If some Nigerian sends an email offering to pay $26 million into my bank account or some stunning beautiful 25 year old Russian model claims to have seen my profile somewhere, fallen madly in love with me and then asks me to book our wedding, I press the delete button immediately. 

 

How can some people be so stupid as to send money to people they don`t know and have never met just based on a photo and a few nice words? Sure beats me.

They must be the same people who believe the word 'gullible' is no longer in the dictionary.

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Seems like a couple of times per month, my wife forwards a line message from one of her friends, asking if a message/request for cash from a "farang suitor" is legitimate.  Legit or not, I say go/have someone go to customs, and pick up the gift, never send money.  It's a sad never ending game that the ladies fall (or almost fall) victim to...

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they should all be banned for ever as none are genuine tourists ,they only go to thai for purposes of crime and racketeering

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5 hours ago, blowin said:

Its great these African scammers are being caught. DEPORT them all Big Joke 😁.

They should deport all breaking the law, including European kiddie diddlers (the north and northeast are infested) and African scammers. All lawbreakers out. There is no better lawbreaker. DEPORT them all Big Joke. 🤣

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