A Malaysian man was arrested connected to an online gambling group. He is the leader of the group that is responsible for creating money accounts for users to online gamble on different websites. The estimated damage caused by the Malaysian man accounts to over 8.5 Million THB.
Police Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduang from the Immigration Police reported the arrest of Yeon also known as David 42 years old from Malaysia. He is the leader of an online accounting gang responsible for the financial care of online gamblers, online casinos, and online scams. When the officials arrested David, they found evidence including 87 ATM cards, a PC, mobile phones, sim cards, and other related items coming to a total of 119 items.
The police have information that there are 2 more members in David’s group, known as Steven and Chun. They do not know what they look like yet, but hopefully, the arrest of David will lead to the discovery of other members.
The police received information from a citizen whose Line account got hacked. Line is a popular chat application in Thailand that is similar to Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp. The account hacker then sent messages asking to borrow money from the victim’s friends. This lead to the police finding out the account was based in Sadao District, Songkhla Province. The money was also being withdrawn in the same location. Turns out, the investigation lead to David who was a foreigner. He would pay Thai citizens to open bank accounts then use such accounts for illegal purposes. The information of the accounts was sent to online casinos abroad.
Many of David’s customers are from Thailand with operations abroad. Other than online casinos, there are fraudulent gangs using accounts such as fake Line account gangs, fake Facebook account gangs, fake concert ticket gangs, fake online shopping sellers, and more. The money earned from these methods is sent to the online accounts before being transferred into accounts made specifically for online gambling. David receives about 150,000 THB per month and has caused estimated damage of 8.5 Million THB.
FB Caption: David would pay Thai citizens to open bank accounts then use such accounts for illegal purposes.
Source: INN News