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Not again! Old lady's pension fund goes missing from Thai bank

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Not again! Old lady's pension fund goes missing from Thai bank

 

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A man went on Facebook to complain that his aging mother's pension money had been stolen from her account. 

 

The mother who lives in Pai was visiting relatives in Chacherngsao for 6 months and had her bank book with her. 

 

In common with many country people like Kunthon Limchayanan's mum she did not have an ATM card, debit card or internet banking. 

 

But when her account was checked 290,000 baht had been taken out on November 29th. 

 

The branch in Panomsarakham said they had no record of a withdrawal. 

 

But they promised to look into it. 

 

Kunthon told Daily News Online that a friend of his had had a similar problem involving 200,000 baht at the same branch and the ID number of the staff member concerned was the same as the withdrawal on this latest occasion. 

 

Both his friend and now Kunthorn have made police complaints though the bank have promised a resolution of the current case by tomorrow. 

 

The bank was not named though the Facebook post said it was one with a "sky blue banner". 

 

Source: Daily News

 
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Don't people call the police anymore?

Just stick it on facebook and hope for a result  . . . .  🤔

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5 minutes ago, CelticBhoy said:

Don't people call the police anymore?

Just stick it on facebook and hope for a result  . . . .  🤔

Maybe they can't be trusted...

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5 minutes ago, webfact said:

The bank was not named though the Facebook post said it was one with a "sky blue banner". 

 

Years ago one of my wife's friends showed up unexpectedly at our house asking for a loan. Her story was interesting. She had worked for some bank for years but was recently let go. Apparently, B100,000 had gone missing. It was explained that we never loan money and last I heard, she was working at another bank...

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2 minutes ago, missoura said:

Years ago one of my wife's friends showed up unexpectedly at our house asking for a loan. Her story was interesting. She had worked for some bank for years but was recently let go. Apparently, B100,000 had gone missing. It was explained that we never loan money and last I heard, she was working at another bank...

 

Then you probably had a lucky escape. Many, perhaps most Thais do not distinguish between a loan (which must be paid back) and a gift (which doesn't have to be paid back). If the money's in the bank, it's theirs. Thais aren't very good with the whole 'obligation and honour' thing. It's a major reason why the level of corruption in Thailand is what it is, and it isn't unique to Thailand; most African nations are exactly the same, which is why they have such a problem with corruption.

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16 minutes ago, webfact said:

In common with many country people like Kunthon Limchayanan's mum she did not have an ATM card, debit card or internet banking.

Does this mean I'm one of the "country people"?

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30 minutes ago, madmen said:

Her family to blame for sure. 

well done, another crime solved in true TVF Clouseau style :post-4641-1156694572:

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1 hour ago, madmen said:

Her family to blame for sure. 

 

Hmmm. Maybe, but not defintely. Some years ago it was found that a bank officer from Kasikorn Bank was withdrawing money from low-activity accounts.

 

It doesn't have to be the woman's family.

 

 

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59 minutes ago, CelticBhoy said:

Don't people call the police anymore?

Just stick it on facebook and hope for a result  . . . .  🤔

Seeing how Thai police are not capable of doing their job unless large amounts of cash are handed out, maybe facebook is the new police force

At least its a lot cheaper to get a reaction

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Money will be paid back and explained as a 'misunderstanding' by a staff member!

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1 hour ago, CelticBhoy said:

Don't people call the police anymore?

Just stick it on facebook and hope for a result  . . . .  🤔

They have learned that the police does nothing unless there's a loss of face involved. Facebook works well for giving the lazy arse BiB a whack.

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...hmmm...and I wonder why so many foreigners are hesitant to put the 800k into a bank for the annual visa??? the bank 'will look into it' - good luck with that.

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as seen last year thai bank staff are not immune to taking money from peoples accounts, will be interesting to see where this goes and who actually took the money

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