Two arrested for B300m crypto investment fraud

Two arrested for B300m crypto investment fraud

Two arrested for B300m crypto investment fraud
One of the two defendants, Atthapol, 38, is arrested in Kalasin by officers invesigating the 300 million baht crypto fraud case. ( Photo: Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau )

A businessman was reportedly defrauded of more than 300 million baht by investing in crypto in a scam online, and two suspects have been detained.

Officers from the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB ) apprehended a woman, Athima, 32, in Chon Buri’s Nong Prue district and her male alleged accomplice, Atthaphol, 38, in Nong Kung Si district of Kalasin.

According to Pol Col Adichart Amornpradit of CCIB section 3, they were accused of colluding in common scams, obtaining misleading information from a computer program, and laundering money. He declined to provide the offenders with their entire names.

He claimed a business had previously reported to the police that he had been duped into participating in a crypto trading plan in July of last year. Oil, a person of the Line chat app, reached him and contacted him via phone number after using a profile photo of a beautiful woman.

He thought they had grown near because they had often chatted. Fuel had finally discussed investing in online investing in shares and bitcoin money and had afterwards sent him a link to ecadia. bio, for him to invest in USDT cryptocurrency ( known as tether ).

He had given it money to invest. The lady informed him of the returns on investments. He continued to transfer more income to this endeavor.

He just learned that he had been defrauded when he attempted to remove profits but was unable to do so, according to Pol Col Adichart, who was quoted as saying. The business claimed that he had been defrauded out of more than 300 million ringgit.

Pol Lt Gen Worawat Watnakhonbancha, director of the CCIB, ordered an investigation and two offenders were eventually tracked down and both arrested.

Ms. Athima and Mr. Atthaphol were being held by the authorities for legal actions.