Six Thais in China-based call centre scam extradited to Thailand


BANGKOK, Nov 16 – Six Thai nationals suspected as scammers in a China-based call centre syndicate have been extradited for prosecution in Thailand.  

Economic Crime Division police have returned from China with six suspects in a call centre scam who were arrested there in a joint Thai and Chinese police operation two months ago.

The Guangdong-based syndicate lured Thai victims in Thailand to transfer funds to China that caused losses of more than 20 million baht.

Police said gang members tried to convince victims that they were in debt from credit cards, or they masqueraded as officials of the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) or the Bank of Thailand (BoT).

The suspects told police that the ringleaders were Taiwanese. They said they received 3 per cent of the money that could taken from the victims. (MCOT online news)