Online gold buying scam costs a woman hundreds of thousands of baht

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BANGKOK, 2 May 2013 (NNT) – Miss Jiraporn Rupientham (จิราพร รู้เพียรธรรม), a Bangkok resident, together with the owner of Thai Amporn gold shop in Chokechai District in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, filed a report of online fraud that cost her almost 200,000 baht. 

According to Miss Jiraporn, the culprit, claimed to be the owner of Thai Amporn gold shop, contacted her via ‘facebook’ under the name ‘Mhu Rider’ and wooed her into purchasing gold to make short profit. The victim, deceived by the online robber, transferred 182,000 baht to the supposed gold shop owner but never received the goods. After some time, Miss Jiraporn could not contact the identity from the social media website, and decided to search and call the gold shop. Only then that she found out that she had been deceived. Miss Jiraporn then visited Nakhon Ratchasima to meet with the real gold shop owner and asked him to give his statement as her witness.

Initially the provincial police instructed a swift investigation to bring the culprit to justice while urging the victim to file another report to the Pho Klang Police station to accelerate the case.