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Romance Scams: ATM mules getting a percentage of the loot arrested

 

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Thailand's immigration chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang gave details of the arrest of four people involved in so-called Romance Scams.

 

These are scams perpetrated on Thai women often by Nigerians in league with Thai women. Lonely Thai women are befriended online before they are told that the handsome stranger intends to come and settle down in Thailand. 

 

Goods have been sent to Thailand, they are told, but payments need to be made to customs to secure their release. The victims believe this and transfer money for this purpose. 

 

Several of the "mules" involved in these scams have been arrested for using ATM cards to get money out of accounts for the gangs. 

 

In the first case Chompoo or "May", 24, was arrested after a complaint from a woman in Chachoengsao. Chompoo said she was working for a man called Emilio or Chinedu, a Nigerian, who was arrested in January with 8,000 ecstasy tablets. 

 

She had been going to ATMs for three to four months and had withdrawn millions of baht for which she was paid 5-6% a time. ATM cards belonging to other people were found in her room in Nonthaburi.

 

Three other people were arrested in Muang district of Nonthaburi. They were Thai women called Naree and Patrawan and Nigerian national Peter. 

 

They too had ATM cards and were employed by a gang to withdraw funds.

 

They said they worked for a Nigerian "man of color" called Kevin. 

 

Over two months they admitted to withdrawing a million baht for which they received 3 - 4% of the proceeds. 

 

Thaivisa notes that it was unclear whether these were entirely separate scams or related. 

 

Also the significance of the Nigerian being busted with ecstasy was not explained. 

 

Source: MCOT

 

 

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40 minutes ago, webfact said:

They said they worked for a Nigerian "man of color" called Kevin. 

 

 

That just sounds funny....I have no idea why.

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If you are dumb enough to give your ATM card to anybody well ?????

That is all the advice needed

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"They said they worked for a Nigerian "man of color" called Kevin" - I don't know about you but I've never ever seen a white Nigerian man.

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12 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

"They said they worked for a Nigerian "man of color" called Kevin" - I don't know about you but I've never ever seen a white Nigerian man.

I do know a thai lady with a nigerian man...they drive brand new german cars...new ones every 6 months...

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1 hour ago, bbi1 said:

"They said they worked for a Nigerian "man of color" called Kevin" - I don't know about you but I've never ever seen a white Nigerian man.

They do have albinos. Seen quite a few in Nigeria. But the most were in Tanzania.

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Chompoo said she was working for a man called Emilio or Chinedu, a Nigerian, who was arrested in January with 8,000 ecstasy tablets. 
 

Em so where is he if caught with a pile of pills ?🤔

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