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Four Malaysians arrested over alleged call-centre scam

Mar 26. 2018
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By The Nation

Tourist police have arrested four Malaysian men who allegedly worked for a call-centre scam gang by transferring victims’ money to Dubai.

The arrests were announced by Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal at the Phaholyothin police station on Monday.

Surachet said the four suspects collaborated with Thai accomplices to steal Internet banking account details and OTPs (one-time passwords) from three Thai victims. They allegedly stole more than Bt2 million.

Surachet said the four used the information to transfer money from the victims to the gang’s account in the United Arab Emirates.

The three victims live in area under the jurisdiction of the Phaholyothing and Bang Khen police stations in Bangkok, and the Sansai police station in Chiang Mai.

Surachet said the four Malaysians had entered Thailand several times, each time for about seven days.

He said police had so far arrested 241 out of 427 call-centre scam suspects wanted on warrants.

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