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Lampang woman has lucky escape after call center gang try to extort her

 

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A Lampang woman went to the cops after she nearly transferred money demanded by what she thought was a police chief.

 

"Da" was at an ATM hurriedly transferring 100,000 baht demanded by the call center so that she could be let off a drug rap.

 

But also at the ATM was a real cop who said she must stop and report the matter immediately.

 

Earlier Da had received a call purporting to come from the Chiang Rai police that a parcel had been found with drugs.

 

A person had been arrested and her name was found on bank transfer details held by that person.

 

The person on the other end of the line asked for her Line application ID and she was then sent a bogus arrest warrant.

 

A further call from a "superior" who was a woman said she could avoid the rap by transferring 100,000 baht to an account.

 

Scared and believing it all to be true she rushed to an ATM.

 

But as she pressed the machine she got it all wrong and only transferred 1 baht and 11 satang.

 

She asked for advice on how to transfer money and a real cop in the queue said she should go and report what had happened.

 

Source: TNA MCOT

 

 
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kudos to this cop

now find the owner of the bank account

Edited by sweatalot

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 And transfers are traceable , if she didn’t do it that could be proved. As far as being scared of what might happen - well, this is her country .

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On 12/6/2017 at 4:38 PM, PremiumLane said:

I wouldn't say she is stupid. Having such insane drug laws and knowing how corrupt certain groups are in this country is the reason this scam is happening so much. 

 

I think Thais know if the BiB say you have drugs then you are screwed... so they are playing on that

 

So sad that this is widely accepted as the norm.  

This country has lost itself in greed and corruption.

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On 12/6/2017 at 10:09 AM, worgeordie said:

The question must be asked, if she did not do any transfers 

for drug deals,why was she prepared to transfer 100,000 THB

to someone she did not know anything about,Obviously the

first place to go would be the Police not the ATM machine,

she is stupid but very lucky the cop was also at the ATM.

regards Worgeordie

It happens to a lot of people, in a lot of countries.  I assume they panic, and even if they've done nothing they're terrified of going down for something they didn't do?  I guess if you believe someone has some sort of "evidence" that you did something, even if it's fake, you might worry that you won't beat it?  Still, you'd think common sense would tell you the real police don't work this way (I have heard a few stories that you would think would have a five-year-old calling BS), but people must lose their heads...

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