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26 August 2013 :: 11:08:17 am 77662

Paying An Expensive Gift Fee

A lady from Roi Et province reports being cheated by a young British citizen using Facebook who claims to send jewelry as gifts to her but asks to transfer money as parcel release fee worth amount 20,000 baht and another 40,000 baht for tax.
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BANGKOK– August 25, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 2.30 p.m., Pol.Suriya Saengonta special Police from Roi Et province received a report from Mrs. Nitiya Nuwan, 40 years old residing in Khumsonsuk, Roi Et province reported that these past 5 days she had been using Facebook at her house and has gotten to know Mr. Richard Woodhas who claims to be an British citizen. He told Nitiya that he was a lucky guy so he wishes to send her jewelry worth 1,800,000 baht along with 80,000 euros in cash.

On August 24, few days back she received a call from a lady claiming to be Mrs. Kanchana , she stated that Mr.Richard reported that the jewelry have reached the Suwarnbhumi Airport, Kanchana claims that she has checked the parcel department but to get the parcel a fee of 19,940 baht must be deposited to Mr. Ekalak Somsiri to an account in Bangkok. Mrs. Nitiya made her fee payment to the account that same afternoon.

After the money was transferred Mrs.Kanchana, made another call saying that the customs are not releasing the goods, tax of 40,000 baht needed to be paid for these goods. Mrs. Nitiya felt this matter was getting fishy so she consulted her relatives. Her relatives told her these kinds of cases have been reported several times in the news. There have been many cases like this where an innocent becomes victims of these gangs. Nitiya however, did not make any further payments and reported about Mrs. Kanchana and Mr. Richard right away so that further investigation could be held.

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