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UPDATE: Police arrest catfisher who scammed Thai man out of THB89,000
By Coconuts Bangkok Dec. 6, 2018
The scam began when Sorrachat started chatting to his would-be dream girl, alias “Kwan,” via Beetalk on Nov 5, reported Amarin TV.
And so began the classic “catfish” maneuver, in which someone adopts another personality online in order to part a mark from his or her money (or sometimes just to mess with them).
When the two moved their conversation to LINE, a popular phone-based messaging app, “Kwan” immediately brought up her financial “misfortune,” claiming she didn’t have money to pay for necessities as she had “misplaced” her ATM card.
More than ready to swoop in as the hero, Sorrachat didn’t hesitate to transfer money to what he thought was his very own damsel is distress — over and over again.
In the span of two days, Sorrachat ended up making a baffling 13 transfers that totalled THB89,330 (US$2,700), according to Thairath.
When Sorrachat tried contacting “Kwan” to arrange the payback, the catfisher deleted her fake profile and simply disappeared into thin cyber air.