Four Chinese individuals along with one Laos citizen have been apprehended due to their involvement in a cryptocurrency fraud that resulted in financial damages amounting to more than 2.7 billion baht, as reported by the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB).
The CCIB representative, Kissana Phathanacharoen, disclosed on Sunday that a total of 3,280 individuals have been deceived by a deceitful cryptocurrency investment platform known as bchgloballtd.com.
He stated that victims started reporting to the police in November the previous year, alleging that they were deceived into investing in gold and cryptocurrency such as USDT.
A CCIB investigation discovered that numerous individuals who were part of operating the website had ties to other fraudulent platforms.
Following collaboration with Homeland Security Investigation and various international law enforcement agencies, the court eventually sanctioned the arrest mandates for the four Chinese and one Lao individuals involved.
The entire group of five was apprehended for conspiring to commit cross-border crimes, conducting public deceit, along with injecting fraudulent data into computer networks and engaging in money laundering.
On August 10, the legal authorities undertook the initiation of legal proceedings against the quintet. Subsequently, on September 4, agents from the establishment tasked with monitoring monetary transactions seized assets valued at 585 million baht.
Policeman Colonel Kissana communicated that the CCIB is committed to maintaining communication with the victims to ascertain their cognizance of their legal entitlements.
Additionally, victims can lodge complaints at www.thaipoliceonline.com, as well as through the hotline of CCIB numbered 1441, as conveyed by Policeman Colonel Kissana.
The spokesperson for CCIB emphasized that fraudulent investment schemes have caused the greatest financial damage compared to all fraudulent activities documented by the police force.
Police Colonel Kissana revealed that a substantial number of victims had allocated their entire savings to the deceptive plan, or resorted to acquiring an additional mortgage on their real estate holdings.
A few victims encountered individuals or overseas entities who encouraged them to invest through digital mediums or international applications, pledging significant and guaranteed yields in a limited span.
The CCIB is actively encouraging citizens to be vigilant about the certification credentials of investment corporations. Additionally, the legitimacy of investment web portals can be verified at www.checkdomain.thaiware.com.