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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).