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thai man victim of catfsh online

Postby knuckles » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:53 am

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/hook-l ... ating-app/

Hook, line, and sucker: Thai man conned into transferring almost THB90,000 to ‘catfish’ artist he met on dating app
By Coconuts Bangkok Nov. 22, 2018

Sometimes on the internet, what you see is not what you get. That goes double for dating apps.

Sornshat “Nat” Polwattana learned that the hard way this week when he was conned into sending THB89,000 (about US$2,700) to a scam artist he had met on a dating app.

Yesterday, our humbled hero brought all his gathered evidence to Meung Police Station in Chantaburi province to officially file a police report.

Sornshat explained to authorities that he could hardly believe his luck when such a pretty woman, who went by the alias “Kwan,” started talking to him via a dating app 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).

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Re: thai man victim of catfsh online

Postby knuckles » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:06 pm

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/update ... -thb89000/

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.

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