Thai woman loses Bt71,000 in Cambodian export scam

By The Nation

A businesswoman in Trat has accused a Cambodian couple of scamming her out of Bt71,000 on the promise of lucrative returns from a Bt5-million joint export venture.

Saensuk Khamsat, 59, filed a complaint with Klong Yai district police on Friday night, saying the couple to whom she’d transferred Bt71,095 had disappeared.

She said the couple, who she knew only as Sowanya and Prames, came to her home in Sa Kaew on March 22 and invited her to co-invest in a business exporting chicken meat to Vietnam.

They took her on a tour in Cambodia, showed her what they claimed to be their business operation, and then accompanied her on Thursday to a resort in Klong Yai.

The couple wanted the Bt71,095 ($2,237) as a startup fund and left her $42 million in US banknotes as a guarantee.

They disappeared once the startup money was sent and the banknotes turned out to be fake.

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