Pattaya police arrest Facebook ‘matchmaker’ for fraud

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Pattaya police arrested a Samut Sakhon woman for scamming lonely people with a Facebook-advertised matchmaking service.

Narumol Yimlamai, 31, was captured Nov. 30 at her home in Samut Sakhon.

The arrest followed a complaint by an unidentified 41-year-old Pattaya women who said the “Ponphom Jantorn” Facebook page promised to fix her up with foreign men after paying an application fee of 300 baht.

However, the victim was tricked into sending many additional payments finally totaling 200,000 baht before the supposed matchmaker disappeared.

Police said Narumol confessed she had scammed many lonely women seeking foreign partners. Investigators encouraged other victims to come forward.