Monday, August 29, 2016
Pissed Swiss Scammed out of 5,000 Baht in Pattaya..
Pattaya One News reports that a Thai lady was arrested in Pattaya for drug possession. While she was at the police station she was approached by a man calling himself Singha who told her he was an ‘insurance agent’ who had connections with the police department and who could secure her release. He told her this would cost 35,000 baht and demanded a 5,000 baht deposit.
The following day Ms Noppawan contacted one of her boyfriends, Peter (from Switzerland). He handed over 5000 baht to Mr. Singha in the waiting area of Pattaya Police station. Mr. Singha then disappeared and there was no further contact. Another friend came to bail her out a couple of days later and they complained to the police that they had been conned by Mr. Singha who police say they never heard of.. Hmmmmm…
Commentary: Paying the bail for a freelancer that got picked up for drug possession and then getting scammed out of 5,000 Baht to pay her bail? That's double dumb!