Young pupil loses financial savings in iPad rip-off, Bangkok girl arrested

Police apprehended Nirisara, a 23 year outdated ‘money mule’ operating a rip-off that targeted a 16 yr previous pupil from Phichit, who misplaced her entire savings whereas making an attempt to buy an iPad for her studies. The Criminal Investigation Division officers, working carefully with PCT Unit 5, arrested Nirisara in Bangkok’s Khlong Tan space after an intense investigation.
The rip-off began when the 16 yr previous victim noticed a proposal for an iPad at solely 990 baht (US$29) on-line, and was duped into transferring 6,495 baht (US$187) to the scammer in hopes of receiving the device and finally recovering the cash spent. She was devastated and sought help online, which garnered the eye of many sympathetic viewers and authorities. Upon According to , it was discovered the scam was half of a bigger fraud operation involving name centres with offices set up in neighbouring international locations, Khaosod reported.
“I want to warn the offenders that opening a ‘money mule’ account is the trigger of a fraud or name centre gang. In this case, the scammer had a dark coronary heart, inflicting a scholar to lose all her financial savings,” mentioned Pathum Thani Police Commander, Lt. Col. Theeradech Thammasuthee.
The investigation led to Nirisara, who denied the charges and claimed that she unsuspectingly opened bank accounts at someone’s request via Facebook, for a fee of 1,000 baht (US$28) per opening in addition to 200 baht (US$6) scam to arrange an internet account. She had opened three accounts – one with Thai Military Bank, one with Kasikornbank, and one with Siam Commercial Bank – unaware of their meant use in fraudulent activities. Nirisara had no prior criminal document or encounters with the police..

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