2 French members of suspected credit-card fraud ring arrested in Pattaya

Friday, 27 January 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 4 By  Boonlua Chatree

Regional and immigration police captured two French nationals who allegedly used counterfeit credit cards to steal more than 10 million baht from Thai ATMs.

Nagim Hassainia, 33, and Samir Raihane, 41, were captured in their north Pattaya hotel rooms Jan. 14. A team of Pattaya, Chonburi Provincial and Immigration Department Transnational Crime investigators seized 31 fake cards and 125,000 baht from the two men and their belongings.

Hassainia and Raihane face the press after being caught using counterfeit credit cards to steal from Thai ATMs. Hassainia and Raihane face the press after being caught using counterfeit credit cards to steal from Thai ATMs.

Police claim the two men confessed to being part of a larger credit-card crime ring and worked for 30 percent of whatever cash they withdrew. To date, they’d taken more than 10 million baht out of machines from Chiang Mai to Phuket, police said.

Other gang members are believed to still be operating in Thailand.

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  • Comment Link Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:34 posted by Roomster

    So what can you do to stay secure and help foil the fraudsters.
    After all, ID related crime numbers are growing by leaps and bounds each year.
    Individuals should keep track of their credit cards and never loan them to anyone
    else. This way all of the necessary precautions may be put into place in an attempt to avoid any sort of credit card fraud.

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