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9 hours ago, chakatee said:

200 people who had lost 120 million baht = avg. 600,000

contributed anywhere between 10,000 baht to 500,000 baht

 

Missing something here

Maybe the victims included their promised profits. Invest 100,000, be promised 200,000 after 3 months, file a loss of 200,000 with the police when no money comes back. 

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Got a friend here in Isaan who has joined one of these schemes. The 'shares' pay a dividend of 1.5% a DAY. I expect to see her in tears soon. 

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Girls from Isaan, uneducated and maybe used to work in bars. Want to earn some quick cash.

That's the typical farang wife for you. 

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On 7/24/2019 at 4:34 AM, Jane Dough said:

I suppose the victims of Bernie Madoff were all uneducated Thais, were they?

 

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Ouch that's going to leave a mark...  

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Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. Fool me again and again and again......well, there's just not much hope for me, is there? 

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On 7/27/2019 at 1:30 AM, rickudon said:

Got a friend here in Isaan who has joined one of these schemes. The 'shares' pay a dividend of 1.5% a DAY. I expect to see her in tears soon. 

If it’s the Len share scheme that is being operated, it’s more complicated than that...and no daily dividend

Also, it’s perfectly legal if operated correctly.....hard to believe but it’s very common in Thailand amongst all social classes.......no just Issan wives

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If an offer sounds too good, it can´t be real. Some are learning it too late.

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On 7/25/2019 at 10:08 PM, chakatee said:

200 people who had lost 120 million baht = avg. 600,000

contributed anywhere between 10,000 baht to 500,000 baht

 

Missing something here

Maybe they were including what they would have made in their "Loss"?

 

Oops, Gulfsailor beat me to it.

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On 7/24/2019 at 5:52 AM, BTB1958 said:

How can people be so stupid.  Reading about these scheme's every day and they still fall for it.  They say a sucker is born every day.  But in Thailand its about a thousand born every day.  Unbelievable 

The Original Ponzi scheme was American. A pyramid scheme nearly destroyed the Albanian economy. Your view of the Thai victims of this crime is reprehensible and vaguely racist.

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Triggers and flags...missed...

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Mia Farangs showing off most of them I know are mad gamblers and there is only one winner 

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On 7/24/2019 at 11:52 AM, BTB1958 said:

How can people be so stupid.  Reading about these scheme's every day and they still fall for it.  They say a sucker is born every day.  But in Thailand its about a thousand born every day.  Unbelievable 

Have  someone I know and his  Wife doing similar in BKK right  now with FX Trading or some such nonsense, 1.5% per day interest  "paid"  but of course you cant withdraw that money for i think 9-10 months, I tried to warn HIm but all deaf ears.

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On 7/28/2019 at 3:46 AM, sunnyboy2018 said:

The Original Ponzi scheme was American. A pyramid scheme nearly destroyed the Albanian economy. Your view of the Thai victims of this crime is reprehensible and vaguely racist.

I  like the throw in of "vaguely racist" Id  say he's  spot  on , Thais are  more  gullible than most. its a bit  like saying "road  deaths  happen all over the world"

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