Chonburi Transnational Crime Coordination Center police have arrested four more Nigerians accused of scamming people out of cash in an Internet scam.
Anthony Chibuike Chukwu, 33, Charles Ikenna Nnadi, 29, Henry Onukwube Nwigwe, 27, and Martins Chimezie Nnenna, 30, were apprehended at a Soi Khao Talo residence Nov. 12. Police also seized computers and bank books.
Chonburi TCCC gathered evidence showing the four Nigerians posed as wealthy men and used a photo of a white skinned European claiming to have travelled to Thailand with enormous amount of US Dollars, but could not get through customs because they had to pay tax in Thai baht. A wealthy Thai women was contacted via Facebook with the promise that if she transferred the tax money to a designated bank account, they would guarantee her a large return on her investment. The unnamed Thai woman did transfer cash to the bank account, which the suspects had hired a Thai lady to open.
Four more Nigerians have been arrested, accused of scamming people out of cash in an Internet scam.
Police have initially charged the Nigerians with visa violations, whilst they try to convince the victim to press charges. Police also request that anyone else who believes they have been victim to this scam, to come to Pattaya police station.
The arrests came five days after Chigozie Nnamdi Nwaogu, 31 and Onyebuchi Uchegbu, 34, were captured at a rented room on Soi Mabyailia 10 and charged with visa violations pending investigation into the suspected fraud.