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“Wives of foreigners” fall victim to massive Ponzi scheme on Koh Samui

Manager reported that the Thai wives of foreigners living on Koh Samui were among 200 people who had lost 120 million baht in a Ponzi or pyramid share scheme.

“Praew” representing 20 people went to the Bo Phut police to register a complaint and ask for assistance with the station chief Pol Col Thongchana Hankittikanjana. 

She said that the scheme started among friends and was initiated by a woman named only as “Bew” who ran a gift shop at a department store on the holiday island. 

The scheme was called “Share Ban Bew Gift Shop”. 

Hundreds contributed anywhere between 10,000 baht to 500,000 baht for lucrative returns. 

Some got 30% on their money before “Bew” disappeared with the lot.

Among the victims are foreigners’ wives, state employees, hotel staff and department store staff, she said. 

Some 20-30 people were expected to be interviewed by the Bo Phut police each day as investigations proceed after the initial complaint was made at the weekend. 

Thai Visa /  Manager Online

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