Five suspects were arrested in several areas in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Si Saket on Thursday, September 1st, for reported money laundering for online gambling websites.
The police investigation was conducted after officials received several complaints from credit card owners, saying that their cards were charged for more than tens of thousands of baht on something they did not spend on. The total damage value was 139,002.80 baht, according to the police.
It was found that the group of alleged scammers would use digital currency to buy other people’s credit card information from the Darkweb. They would receive a 16-digit credit card number, its CVV number, and its expiration date before using such information to book a hotel room, pay for food, and constantly top up their electronic wallets before using them on online gambling websites.
Initially, five out of eight suspects, aged between 26 and 36, were caught in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Si Saket provinces. They reportedly confessed to the accusation and were taken to the Economic Crime Suppression Division for further interrogation while the remaining three suspects were being hunted for legal proceedings.
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