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Nigerian Love Scam Gang Busted by M’sian & Thai Police in KL, Already Conned RM13 Million

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Source: The Star

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Earlier on Wednesday (23 Jan), a joint task force of Malaysian and Thai operatives stormed several locations in Kuala Lumpur, exposing and busting a syndicate of Nigerians running a love scam, reported the Straits Times.

Thai Immigration Police Chief Major-General Surachate Hakparn, who also serves as deputy director of TACTICS (Thailand’s Action Taskforce for Information Technology Crime Suppression), headed the team, working with Malaysian economic crime officers to raid seven locations in Kuala Lumpur.

The swift takedown led to the arrest of seven Nigerians, all of them wanted by Thai authorities for alleged fraud. Seven female Thai accomplices were also arrested.

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Source: the star

The police also seized computers and mobile phones used to chat with victims and scripts written to persuade them. Chat histories reveal many of the victims were in the process of being convinced to wire money.

The scam would usually involve the criminals taking on fake identities of white men to woo and later persuade women to wire money to pay “import tariffs” or “delivery fees” for promised gifts.

Hanky Panky- Nigerian Love Scam Group Busted By M'sia-Thai Task Force - World Of Buzz

Source: the star

The gang had fled Thailand a year ago after a fierce crackdown by TACTICS and escaped to set up their operations in Malaysia explained Maj-Gen Surachate. He stated that the gang set up their new base and resumed the romance scams. Maj-Gen Surachate confirms that to date, the group has successfully scammed 100 million baht (RM13mil) from victims.

The Thai police simultaneously raided three other locations linked to the gang in Thailand.

The Star reports that last year, TACTICS cooperated with foreign counterparts to arrest nine suspects in seven countries.

Such love scams are rife across the world, with cases reported all over the world. Governments around the world have issued warnings and PSA’s to prevent victims from succumbing to these passionate cons.

For more information on how to detect and protect yourself from such scams, you can click here for some guidelines.

Remember guys, the internet is not always safe. Always be alert to protect yourself!

 

Also read: M’sian Shares How This Couple Used Same Story Trying to Scam Them at Petronas Setia Alam
M'sian Encounters Couple Using Same Story A Year Ago Trying To Scam Them In Setia Alam Petrol Station - World Of Buzz 3


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