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    Filipino Queen of Scammers, Thai woman arrested

    A Philippine national, Liny Paengkusan Camaono, 30, and a Thai, Thanyares Saiyanoi, 22, were arrested for running a company that allegedly scammed people into investing in a loan business from an office in Bangkok’s Asoke area, Immigration chief Pol Lt-General Sompong Chingduang said on Wednesday.

    “Immigration police acted on a tip-off from Philippine victims who live in Thailand that the company named Filipino Cooperative Investment Loan, which was registered by the two suspects, had allegedly scammed them into investing in a loan business that boasted of giving 15 per cent profit within a month,” he said.

    “The company had been advertising via online media and amassed more than 700 victims. A preliminary investigation revealed that it had a rotating investment of over Bt50 million per month,” Sompong said.

    “The company would pay the profit as promised in the first few months but then stop and cut off all contact with the victims,” he said.

    “Liny was widely known as the ‘Queen of Scammers’ in Philippine media, while the estimated damage to victims caused by her company is 116 million pesos, or Bt75 million,” Sompong added.

    After the arrest, the two suspects were taken to the Economic Crime Suppression Division for interrogation and the pressing of charges.

    Filipino ‘Queen of Scammers’, Thai woman arrested for allegedly running company in Bangkok scamming people

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    investing in a loan business that boasted of giving 15 per cent profit within a month,
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    700 victims.
    Victims ??

    Som num na, amoral greedy ...victims

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    Or desperate?

    I think pity is not misplaced.

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    I disagree

    BTW:

    Everybody knows that the going rate in Thailand is 10 % per month

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    I disagree
    Uncaring capitalist.

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    Unfortunately, there are loads of those scams, even here, and abroad! It's Filipinos scamming other Filipinos (which isn't unique). Bernie Madoff scammed his fellow Americans.

    The mainland Chinese here also scam/ kidnap their fellow men/ women. There was a news item some months ago of a Chinese kidnap gang - they were arrested by the local police, with help from tge Chinese wife who reported that her husband was held for ransom.

    Also some months ago, there was news of 2 or 3 Filipinos in Taiwan scamming other Filipino OFWs (overseas Filipino workers). They offered a "better" exchange rate for their money, and many OFWs got sucked in. There are lots of OFWs in Taiwan, usually working in electronics manufacturing. I saw loads of them in Tainan city during my trip there.

    If it's too good to be true, it usually is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Victims ??

    Som num na, amoral greedy ...victims
    Yep. I guess the scammers have to be prosecuted but it's really just a problem that solves itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Or desperate?

    I think pity is not misplaced.
    And why are they desperate ? Poor decision making skills and bad judgement perhaps ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    And why are they desperate ? Poor decision making skills and bad judgement perhaps ?
    So other people are poor decision makers, but you are a victim of boomer greed?

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    I rather think he is probably a victim of too many forbears paddling in the same shallow gene pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    And why are they desperate ? Poor decision making skills and bad judgement perhaps ?
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    So other people are poor decision makers, but you are a victim of boomer greed?
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