BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): Six people have been arrested by police of Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) which had launched an investigation on the website www.กู้เงินฉุกเฉิน.net (emergency loan) earlier this week, said Pol. Lt. Gen Kornchai Khlaikhleung, CCIB chief on Thursday (Nov 11).
The investigation was sparked by a suicide by gun of a 44-year-old man in Kamphaeng Phet province who was reportedly under depression after losing over 130,000 baht to the loan website, which had promised to grant him a loan, but he had to transfer the loan fee first.
Police tracked down the website, which also offers loans to victims via Line application, to eight locations in Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Suphan Buri, Sa Kaeo, Phang Nga and Bangkok. Officers have arrested six suspects who were allegedly operating the website as well as confiscated several items of computers and other evidence.
The suspects have been charged with public fraud and violation of Computer Related Crime Act.
“In a separate case, the CCIB police on Thursday arrested Treenate Saewee, a resident of Suphan Buri for allegedly scamming victims via Line application,” said Kornchai.
“The other suspect of the same gang, Thanathon Muangsaimoon, is still on the run.”
The latter case made a headline earlier this month as a 10-year-old girl in Phichit complained through the media that…