VICTIMS of a business scam filed a complaint against a young woman owner of a skin cream company after collectively losing over 50 million baht, Thai News Agency said today (April 24).
A total of 15 victims of the swindle met Pol Maj Gen Suthin Sapphuang, commander of the Crime Suppression Division, to file a complaint for legal action against the young woman owner of the company selling a brand of skin cream.
One of the victims (name withheld) said he was persuaded by Ms Oui (assumed name) to invest in opening a company to sell a brand of skin cream in 2015 after being told that it is selling very well and even exported to other countries, among them Hong Kong and Sweden, and he that would get good dividend.
He initially invested 200,000 baht but when Ms Oui required more capital he did put in more money but always received his dividend.
However in February this year he tried to get his money back with his investment having reached over 5 million baht but could not contact her.
He then discovered that many other people had also suffered losses and they got together and went to her company and residence but could not find her after which they came to this police division to file a complaint for legal action against her.
Pol Maj Gen Suthin said if what the complainants have said checks out then this case would come under the category of intentional defrauding the public. His team is currently questioning the 15 victims and gathering evidence to proceed with the correct legal steps.
Top: Skin cream scam victims with Crime Suppression Division police today. Photo: Thai News Agency