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Fake Foreign Lovers, Including ‘David Cameron,’ Scam Women for 29M Baht

A Thai woman who lost 23 million baht is among victims fleeced by online scammers who posed as foreign lovers, including one said to have used a photograph of British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Thai women get scammedPornnapat Chartphuek, administrator of a Facebook page called Thai Anti-Scam, filed a police complaint on behalf of the victims yesterday claiming they had lost a total of 29 million baht to scammers, including one woman who gave 23 million baht to a man posing as a romantic interest online.

“These days, 15-20 victims complained to my page each day,” Pornnapat told police at the Crime Suppression Division. “Most of the scammers are Nigerians. They use Facebook and chat applications to befriend the victims. They used photos of good-looking farangs or foreign politicians, like David Cameron, the British Prime Minister.”

Pornnapat’s Facebook page is dedicated to raising awareness about the scams, reports of which have become increasingly common, among Thai women and taking legal action on behalf of victims.

Full Story – Khaosod English

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