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Bangkok man arrested for using FB to allegedly deceive over 100 victims

Nov 06. 2018
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Police have arrested a Bangkok resident for using Facebook to deceive more than 100 people to wire him Bt300,000 for cheap IT products.

Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakpal, in his capacity as deputy director of the National Technology and IT Crime Suppression Centre, said Whatcharin Kaewsri was arrested at a shopping mall in the Charansanitwong area on Monday evening.

Surachate said Whatcharin used his Facebook wall to advertise cheap IT products with prices starting at Bt2,000.

But after buyers transferred the money to him, they received packages of candies instead. When buyers posted complaints on his Facebook page, he threatened to sue them for defamation.

Surachate said more than a 100 people had fallen prey to Whatcharin’s scheme, losing more than Bt300,000 in total.

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