A 19-year-old searched for jobs to help find income during the pandemic. Instead of finding income, he lost over 100,000 THB to the scam gang. He decided to share his own experience in hopes of warning others and to also express how he does not want his future affected by this experience. The victim searched for jobs online and now has charges against him relating to the incident. The victim posted on his personal Facebook, “Please share this post to media channels. I am currently a first-year student and an unexpected incident happened to me. I was scammed and as a result, is now tied to a fraudulent case with damages exceeding 100,000 THB.
My family has a lot of payments and only my father is working. I wanted to find a way to help find some income with a part-time job”. On 24 February 2022, he went on a Facebook group searching for jobs. Not long after looking, he found a job relating to bill payments through a convenience store and through applications. The company transferred money into his account for payments. The victim realized that this was a job relating to online bill payments as advertised. On the 25th he started working and the company claimed he would receive a commission for completing each job. This was the starting period in working so there would not be any full-time payment yet.
The company transferred funds into the victim’s account. The money was used to purchase cash cards and to send the codes on the cards back to the company. The company claims this is to help pay customers’ bills. The victim completed 6-7 jobs that went as planned. Until evening arrived and the Facebook user tried to use the victim’s personal Bangkok application. The bank had frozen his bank account. The police had given orders to freeze the account as customers have transferred money into the victim’s account but did not receive what they had ordered and as a result cases have been filed with the police. The money used to buy the cash cards did not come from the company, but other victims who have fallen for the same scammer.
FB Caption: The money used to buy the cash cards did not come from the company, but other victims who have fallen for the same scammer.