Nigerians and Thais arrested for online romance scam


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Pattaya – A Nigerian national and a Thai female national, 23, were arrested in the Pattaya area yesterday, July 6th, after allegedly jointly committing an online romance scam in Thailand.

The duo, Robinson Ibuka A. and Thidarat B., was wanted by the Thai Criminal Court’s arrest warrant over the charge of joining to commit fraud and importing forged data into a computer system. Upon their arrest, cash of 148,000 Thai baht, 2,000 US dollars, and two ATM cards were discovered and confiscated by Thai police.

The arrest took place after a victim in Nakhon Sri Thammarat filed a complaint, stating that they had lost 905,000 baht from an Instagram account user, “davilalinda720”, who allegedly claimed that he was an American soldier who fought in Syria. The account owner then would trick the victim into transferring a large amount of money several times.
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