A Bangkok man has allegedly lost one hundred thousand baht from a woman that he met in Pattaya that he contacted from a dating application.
Mr. Jack, 30, from Bangkok, filed a report to the Pattaya City Police after midnight today(December 13th). His full name was withheld for his privacy.
Jack told police, “I met what I thought was a nice woman named ‘Plaeng’ on a mobile dating application. We talked online for one week before we agreed to first meet in Pattaya. When she came to my hotel room, however, Plaeng wore a face mask all the time and did not appear to look like her profile photos. She asked to borrow my mobile iPhone Pro Max to order food shortly after she arrived, claiming there was an issue with her phone.”
“She ordered food from an online application and asked me to go pick the food nearby. I stepped out briefly to do so but when I got back to the room, Plaeng was gone along with my mobile phone that cost 42,000 baht. She also later transferred money from my bank application, in total 58,000 baht.” Jack concluded.
It was unclear how Plaeng got access to Jack’s banking data or who the money was transferred to.
Police are continuing their investigation to find the suspect for further legal action.