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

Six folks from a journey agency have been apprehended by the Provincial Police on expenses of fraud in Surat Thani, South Thailand. The suspects are accused of promoting counterfeit overseas package excursions to a minimum of ninety nine prospects, leading to damages amounting to 27 million baht.
The six arrested allegedly include Sumontri Sonnong, Phanuda Thepchum, Kobsak Pensawat, and Wongchan Pensawat, in addition to two unidentified staff members. They had been taken into custody on Sunday, June 4 and have since been charged with fraud and getting into false data into a computer system, both of which they deny.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Saranyu Chamnanrat, the Surat Thani Provincial Police chief, defined that the suspects had legally registered their journey agency in 2022 with the intent to offer tour packages. However, they proceeded to sell fraudulent package excursions, reported Bangkok Post. The company marketed extremely low-cost packages to quite a few popular abroad destinations, similar to Japan, the Netherlands, and five Central European nations: Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, and Hungary.
These packages have been promoted on the agency’s Facebook web page at costs significantly lower than those offered by other tour agents. The company falsely claimed that it may present such low costs as a result of sponsorship from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Customers who purchased these tours discovered that they had been scammed on their scheduled departure day. Cheat sheet , aged between 40 and 60 years old, are originally from Phun Phin, Ban Ta Khun, and Kanchanadit districts..

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