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.