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Hua Hin: Complainants claim 2 million baht con booking pool villa

 

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Thai caption: Accommodation booking con

 

Representatives of 50 people who say they were conned in a Hua Hin pool villa booking scam went to register a complaint with the computer crime police. 

 

Some said they had entered booking details on a famous website and just hours later a man called "Best" had come online claiming to be the owner. 

 

He said that if the booking site was bypassed he would give them a special deal and a chance to win a phone and gold. 

 

They fell for this. 

 

When they transferred the money - 10,000 baht which was 6K for the night rental and 4K security deposit -  "Best" disappeared.

 

Others among the victims say that their credit card details were shared and goods were purchased on their cards. They blamed the site that was not named. 

 

Losses amount to 2 million baht. 

 

Sources close to Thai PBS said that the property concerned is on Soi 45, Nong Kae sub-district. But the owner has never heard of "Best". 

 

The claimants said that people should always book through the site to avoid being conned. 

 

Source: ThaiPBS

 

 

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fall for it every time,if it looks too good to be true, then it obviously is, the old GOLD trick hauled them in.

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Lambs to the Slaughter 

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The website most likely will deny liability as in the terms and conditions there will be a clause like doing not make any transactions directly With an owner and not using the website’ or something along those lines 

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Best's new BFF's

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In all fairness to these people, I booked a flight with a well known UK travel/ticket intermediary and came back to find my visa had been charged £11,000 for new flat screens tvs. Apparently someone rang up the bank (Tsb) said they were me, and the daft bank sent them a new card to a new address ! someone working for the large company is basically just passing on details to a fraudster friend - simple as that. I'd check the criminal records of those recently employed first. 

FYI - Bank admitted their mistake and paid out £200 in compo  to me.

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21 hours ago, webfact said:

He said that if the booking site was bypassed he would give them a special deal and a chance to win a phone and gold.

Dangle the worm.. the fish will surely come to bite.

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On 10/24/2019 at 12:22 AM, RichardColeman said:

In all fairness to these people, I booked a flight with a well known UK travel/ticket intermediary and came back to find my visa had been charged £11,000 for new flat screens tvs. Apparently someone rang up the bank (Tsb) said they were me, and the daft bank sent them a new card to a new address ! someone working for the large company is basically just passing on details to a fraudster friend - simple as that. I'd check the criminal records of those recently employed first. 

FYI - Bank admitted their mistake and paid out £200 in compo  to me.

Thomas Cooke ?

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On 10/24/2019 at 11:27 AM, rebo said:

This is an offer no Thai can refuse.

Imagine if it was a gold phone.

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7 minutes ago, steven100 said:

 

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and 

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I'll take 10. Where do I send the money?????

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