A Nigerian man and his Thai wife have landed in deep trouble after conning people millions through internet scam.
A Nigerian man and his Thai wife have landed in trouble after they were arrested for allegedly swindling marriage-seeking Thai women out of a total of 20 million baht (N180) via an internet romance scam.
According to Bangkok Post, the duo were caught by the Crime Suppression Division Deputy Commander while parading them today, September 15th. The Nigerian man is identified as 33-year-old Chinaka Chinedu and his wife, Uraporn Kesawatana, 34, of Phetkasem 77 Road in Nong Khaem district, Bangkok.
The report has it that Chinedu had allegedly picked his female victims on chatting websites, claiming to be a handsome, white and wealthy. He would them lure the women with promises of love and marriage. Then he told the women that he had some cargoes stuck at the airport and needed money to bribe airport authorities to get the goods. The suspect promised to share income earned from the cargoes with them.
His Thai wife sent bank account numbers to the victims and told them to pay transfer $30,000-50,000. Once they got the money, the couple turned of their phones. She also transferred part of the money to their accomplices in Malaysia.
The couple made about 20 million baht as the scam has gone on for a year. Police also discovered that Chinedu's visa has already expired and are now looking for his other gang members.