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Top Ubon university swindled “ghost students” out of money, say claimants

Twenty people went to Ubon police yesterday to claim that a top university swindled them out of money for student loans.

ghost-studentThey say that their private details were used by someone at the UMT to apply for student loans that they knew nothing about.

One of the claimants – Praitoon Joomaphan, 30 – was typical of the claimants who went to Ubon police yesterday, reports Thairath.

She said that she applied to go to UMT in 2006 and filled in the necessary forms and paid a 500 baht registration fee. But she changed her mind and went to work in Samut Prakarn instead.

Nothing happened for nine years. But last year out of the blue she was stunned when she was asked to pay back a student bank loan of 94,900 baht despite never having any tuition at the said university.

Police are set to investigate the claims after a several other people reported the same crime earlier.

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