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19 June 2011 :: 10:06:56 am 55143

Fake Bank Call Center Gang Busted in BKK

A call center gang who swindled 50 Thais by convincing them to transfer money to fraudulent accounts were arrested.
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Bangkok, June 17, 2011, [Pattaya Daily News] Pol. Maj.Gen. Panya Mamen, Bangkok Police Central Investigation said, a fake call center gang who had tricked more than 50 Thais by convincing them to transfer money to the criminals bank account were arrested.

The suspects were Mr Polsak Saema, 23, Mr Wittaya Seahuan, 24, Mr Prapan Sealee, 26. Three of them from Chiangrai province and one Malaysian national, Mr Tun Earn Young, 29. The evidence found was a computer notebook with records of the victims telephone numbers, ATM codes, and a number of bank books.

The fake call center criminals decived the victims by calling from Taiwan and by lying to the victims that they were behind in the payments of their credit cards.

If the victims refused, the gang would convince the victims that their money might be stolen from their bank accounts.

When the victims agreed, the gang ordered the victims to withdraw money from their accounts and deposit to a bank account belonging to the gang. The gang claimed that the account was the central bank account of the victims bank.

Over 50 victims lost their money in the sceme. The suspects were arrested in Pathumthani district in Bangkok.

The Thai suspects confessed that their duties were only to withdraw money from ATM machines once or twice per day. They were paid 1,400 THB a day. As for Mr Tun Earn Young, Malasian, who was the coordinator between the gang in Thailand and Taiwan received 80,000 THB per month.

All suspects were charged with theft and illegal use of ATM cards and bank details. The police will conduct further investigation for other suspects involved with the gang.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Crime News

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