Tourists deceived: Travel company crew ‘unpacked’ by police on fraud expenses in South Thailand

Six folks from a travel company have been apprehended by the Provincial Police on charges of fraud in Surat Thani, South Thailand. Endorsed are accused of promoting counterfeit overseas package excursions to a minimum of 99 clients, leading to damages amounting to 27 million baht.
The six arrested allegedly embrace Sumontri Sonnong, Phanuda Thepchum, Kobsak Pensawat, and Wongchan Pensawat, as well as two unidentified workers members. They were taken into custody on Sunday, June four and have since been charged with fraud and coming into false information into a pc system, both of which they deny.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Saranyu Chamnanrat, the Surat Thani Provincial Police chief, explained that the suspects had legally registered their journey company in 2022 with the intent to offer tour packages. However, they proceeded to sell fraudulent bundle excursions, reported Bangkok Post. The firm advertised extraordinarily low-cost packages to numerous well-liked overseas destinations, such as Japan, the Netherlands, and 5 Central European countries: Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, and Hungary.
These packages were promoted on the agency’s Facebook page at costs significantly decrease than those provided by different tour brokers. The agency falsely claimed that it could provide such low prices because of sponsorship from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Customers who bought these tours discovered they’d been scammed on their scheduled departure day. The suspects, aged between forty and 60 years old, are initially from Phun Phin, Ban Ta Khun, and Kanchanadit districts..

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