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Offline thaiga

Retired teachers, civil servants warned of call centre scam
« on: January 10, 2012, 06:57:40 PM »
The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) Tuesday warned retired teachers and civil servants on pension especially elderly living on their own of 45 "call centre scam" gangs duping them with a money-laundering accusation or credit card debt to wire money via ATM or cash deposit machines.

In the latest case of a 68-year-old teacher who lost some Bt26 million, the gang reportedly blocked her phone from calling and consulting others for 10 days, AMLO would ask the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to probe why the gang could manipulate the phone system, said AMLO acting secretary Pol Col Sihanat Prayoonrat.

The gang, claimed to be Kasikorn Bank, AMLO and Office of the Auditor General of Thailand (OAG) officials and duped the teacher to wired a total of Bt26,750,185 to 75 Bangkok Bank accounts nationwide at 269 times from December 21, 2011January 4, 2012. It was fortunate she came to AMLO office on January 9 to ask for her money back, Sihanat said because he was told that the gang wanted her to borrow and transfer another Bt2.5 million.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

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Re: Retired teachers, civil servants warned of call centre scam
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 07:53:47 PM »
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In the latest case of a 68-year-old teacher who lost some Bt26 million...

OK, it doesn't say much about the teacher, but am I missing something here? It always astounds me where many Thais just magic-up huge sums of money from or get approved for completely unbelievably large loans -with a low chance of full repayment- when their jobs certainly don't warrant such approvals.

Even if they are a bit corrupt, since when do retired Thai teachers have 20-30 million baht just hanging around to wire someplace?  :uhm

 

Offline thaiga

Re: Retired teachers, civil servants warned of call centre scam
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 08:19:44 PM »
One would have thought being a teacher you must have some savvy and if your phone was blocked.
You would present yourself to the bank a bit quick in person to see what it was all about.
 :uhm
  http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/Retired-teachers-civil-servants-warned-of-call-cen-30173481.html
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

 



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