Women warned not to fall prey to Facebook beaus

Women warned not to fall prey to Facebook beaus

THAILAND - Tarit Pengdith, Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief, yesterday warned Thai women to be careful of foreigners wooing them via Facebook and then duping them into wiring money.

The DSI recently found that some 1,000 victims had been lured into wiring a total of Bt60 million (S$2.4 million) to a Nigerian gang.

He said that these Nigerians usually made their victims believe they were white European males working in Malaysia and, after assessing victim's financial status, would claim to have encountered some problems and ask the women for money.

The DSI chief said his agency was waiting for arrest warrants for two Thais and three Nigerian accomplices.

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