Chonburi police warn men over dating app scam after six local men get conned into buying cars for scam artist


The Chonburi Police have warned men over using dating applications after as many as six men have lost money after buying cars via financing for a Thai woman in a romance scam.

The Samet Police Deputy Chief Lieutenant Colonel Wuttinan Namsang explained to The Pattaya News that Mr. Kantapat Maiket, 23, reported to police that he met Ms. Bossarakam ‘Muay’ Saothong, age not given, via a dating application.

They hung out together and she told him that she cannot buy a car as she was blacklisted by financial services and did not have the credit to do so.

She asked him to buy a car via finance in which he agreed to pay for the initial down payment. She told him that she will pay him back for the rest of the installments. She took the car and he was unable to contact her as she deleted her online accounts and deactivated her phone.

Police found that there are five more similar reports accusing this woman of the same scam in the same situation.
Police are now working on potential legal action against the suspect. However, Samet police have warned men about this latest scam and not to fall for requests of setting up strangers with financing.
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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.