Gold Shop Owner Tricked By ForeignerA gold shop owner was tricked by foreigner who sold fake gold bar to him.
PATTAYA – April 8,2016 [PattayaDailyNews]; at 16.30pm Kitti Prasongsuttiphon aged 38 who is gold shop told PattayadailyNews that a foreigner and his girlfriend sold fake gold bar to him and he lost 40,000 baht.
He added that the incident took place in his shop on April 3rd at 13.00. The foreign man and his Thai girlfriend had offered him the gold bar which he inspected and assessed it before they went away.
Later they went back to his shop and decided to sell the gold bar to Kitti. He re-checked the gold which was Australian gold bar with 31.1 grams. Plus, he checked it by burning it and it passed the test. Finally, he decided to buy it for 40,200 baht.
On April 5th, he re-checked the gold in order to re-sell further. He just found out that the gold bar which he bought from the foreigner is a copper bar coated the gold after he had checked by section-cut. As a result, he brought the footage of CCTV to notify the police officers.
Kitti added that this is the first time he was tricked. In addition, it is unexpected that he was fooled by the foreigner. He would like to warn other people to be careful.