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Immigration checking bank accounts? Officers undergo training in "money laundering"

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1 hour ago, NCC1701A said:

its getting so you can't even launder money anymore. i mean why even come here?

What next?

 

The local laundry refusing to wash and iron ones smalls? 

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If someone was money laundering, would they not have enough money in their bank account to show? Why would they need an agent to front money for them ?

 

also what is bogus bank account?

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Thaivisa notes that this comes at a time when immigration has been trying to root out agents who arrange long stay visas for foreigners with money in bogus bank accounts.

 

And yet as it become more and more difficult to play by the rules, we are consistently reminded by our fellow TV members that using agents is "hassle free" and no need to worry about pesky little issues like money in the bank or income letters.  
Perhaps they should turn a critical eye on their own IOs.  Well, when pork takes wing.  

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26 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:

Fabric softener .? 

Fabric Soften = Agents

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4 minutes ago, connda said:

And yet as it become more and more difficult to play by the rules, we are consistently reminded by our fellow TV members that using agents is "hassle free" and no need to worry about pesky little issues like money in the bank or income letters.  
Perhaps they should turn a critical eye on their own IOs.  Well, when pork takes wing.  

 

no-one would be in this situation (new rules nightmares) if immigration had cleaned their own house in the first place, but as i said in my last post it's not gonna happen. vested interests, the thai way of always targetting the demand rather than the supply and the fact that the agents must be paying someone on the inside or it couldn't happen!

 

 

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2 hours ago, KhunKenAP said:

Another tool in their tool box to screw with you. Leave the money laundering investigation to the professional, not immigration. Not their job.

 

Like giving a 10 year old training on a nuclear reactor and expecting a good outcome.

 

You hit the nail on the head. Now every regional chief, every office chief and every officer will think they're experts on anti money laundering, know more than the banks, and start dreaming up convoluted overly bureaucratic ways in which to catch these dastardly foreigners polluting Thailand. 

 

Obviously they don't think banks check. Clearly haven't ever tried to transfer money, open and overseas account or even simply maintain being an expat customer themselves!

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However , fearing this news might impact negatively on the expat community the seminar goes under the slogan :

 

' Don't worry expats be, happy ! "

 

We will launder your money for you in a thousand and one ways.

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