Thai couple caught defrauding customers in online durian sale scam

Cyber police in Thailand have arrested a married couple for fraudulently selling durian, a well-known fruit in the country, online. The couple, 36 year outdated Mr. Anon Maneephan and 23 12 months old Ms. Chiraphat Chaleowai, allegedly marketed durian for sale on social media, which many purchasers bought by transferring funds for a deposit. However, they never acquired the fruits they ordered, and the couple deactivated the Facebook web page when attempts had been made to reach them. Law enforcement has discovered 10 warrants for the couple’s arrest throughout the country.
Authorities managed to arrest Anon Maneephan and Chiraphat Chaleowai at their residence in Nong Khae district of the central Saraburi province. It was revealed that the couple posted commercials for genuine Rayong Monthong Durians on Facebook, priced between a hundred thirty to 150 baht (US$4) per kilogram, and accompanied by attractive pictures of the fruit in varied portions to win buyers’ belief. Once customers had positioned orders, the suspects instructed them to switch cash as a deposit for the durians but did not deliver any of the products.
In an interrogation, Chiraphat confessed that in 2021, she and her husband ran a legitimate on-line durian-selling enterprise, however at one point, they ran out of stock and continued to just accept orders. As clients started to demand refunds or the promised durians, the couple discovered themselves unable to fulfil the orders and opted to deceive and evade communication with the complainants.
Controversial revealed that Chiraphat is wanted in nine different instances, whereas Anon has two warrants for his arrest. Multiple victims have come forth to file police stories, and it is suspected that the couple changed the title of their Facebook account multiple occasions to proceed tricking more unsuspecting victims.
Durians are in season in Thailand proper now, and some durian scams have been reported..

Leave a Comment