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Suspect Arrested in Patong for Opening Bank Accounts for Scammers

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Patong –A man was arrested in Patong for opening a bank account, called a horse bank account, for investment scheme scammers in which he received 1,000 baht for his job.

The Central Investigation Bureau told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they arrested a suspect identified only as Mr. Chaiyapong, 29, from Phuket, at a house in Patong. He is being accused of fraud by importing false information into computer systems which caused damages to others.


The arrest follows after two years ago in which many victims were persuaded by scammers to work in online advertising by sharing products posted on social media.


By Goongnang Suksawat


Full story: THE PHUKET EXPRESS 2024-02-12


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11 hours ago, NoDisplayName said:

Silly man!


He could set up bank accounts for visa scammers to provide fraudulent documentation to immigration officials and get 15,000 baht for his trouble.

is the whole branch on it on the scam that they can open bank accounts for tourist while they cannot by themselves?

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