2 suspects arrested for ‘recruiting’ workers for scam call centres in Cambodia
Thai police from the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) have arrested a man and a woman for allegedly recruiting Thai people to work with a call centre scam gang in Cambodia.
According to TCSD police, the female Thai suspect was arrested with some of the victims in a car using a bypass heading towards the Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo province, which borders Cambodia’s Poipet township.
During questioning after her arrest, the woman claimed that she inherited the recruitment service from her brother and boyfriend, who are already in police custody, adding that she would receive a commission from a Cambodian call centre scammer for every recruit sent to him.
The second suspect was apprehended by police at a house in Bangkok’s On Nut Soi 17. He denied having any knowledge of the alleged scammers.
Both suspects have been charged with public fraud, being members of a criminal gang, for working in association with a transnational criminal organisation and for money laundering.