Fake love, actual hassle: Thai man’s romance rip-off unravels

Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) officers arrested a Thai man for operating a romance scam through the use of a faux social media profile of a pretty foreign man to deceive a Thai lady.
A Thai woman filed a grievance to the police at the finish of final year. The sufferer reported that the scammer, called Roland, contacted her through Instagram earlier than subsequently shifting to WhatsApp. They began a long-distance relationship, and the person expressed his want to offer her a present.
The girl explained that the international man informed her that he would send her jewelry and money. Remote urged her to pay a delivery charge, taxes, and other expenses upfront and would pay again to her later. The girl transferred the alleged fees to the scammer 19 instances resulting in the loss of over 1 million baht.
The sufferer never acquired the presents and determined to report the issue to the police.
The police conducted an extra investigation into the case and discovered that the checking account was issued beneath the name of a 25 yr outdated Thai man named Arun. Officers managed to arrest Arun on Monday, September 11.
Arun was arrested at his residence in the Chalerm Prakiat district in the central province of Saraburi. He denied the allegation, alleging that he was not the mastermind behind the rip-off. He stated that he too was also a sufferer who was lured into insuring a checking account for a scammer.
Arun initially faces two expenses including:
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