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    Nigerian arrested as police track down ‘romance scam’ gang

    PHOTOS: The Nation Tourist police are hunting for conspirators in a “romance scam” gang after they arrested a 32 year old Nigerian who allegedly lured a Thai woman in Lampang province into wiring him nearly 100,000 baht.

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    Two cars scratched for parking at ‘VIP’ parking at Phuket airport

    A Facebook user named Jingabell Thunramon posted pictures of two cars with a long scratch, one of them had a handwritten note saying ‘Thank you for parking right at P1 VIP’. The Facebook user described that the first car belongs to her friend who parked on the 5th floor of the parking building. The car was scratched on the day before another car parked there and got scratched with a warning sign.

  • Six arrested in 10 million baht Andaman tour scam

    Six arrested in 10 million baht Andaman tour scam

    Police have arrested six female suspects linked to a tour company that allegedly swindled customers of 10 million baht for bogus tour packages, Deputy Tourist Police chief Maj-General Surachet Hakpan told a press conference in Bangkok on Monday. The suspects named as executives of the tour company were Thanyarat Sansangwal, Nawanat Phosuk, Kwanreuthai Monkaew, Sathaporn Thongphrom, Thanipa Kanhachat and Monthathip Ployprapasmuk.

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    Shark bite or sharp rocks? Hua Hin swimmer dragged from water with injuries

    Video footage posted to social media on Sunday claimed that a foreign man was been bitten by a shark at a beach in Hua Hin. The clip, which has now been removed, showed a man being carried out of the water having suffered multiple injuries to one of his feet

  • Dual pricing. Fair or price gouging?

    Dual pricing. Fair or price gouging?

    Photo TIT – This Is Thailand Facebook page Thailand’s dual pricing policy continues with, it seems, a completely random application of the system. In some places flashing your Work Permit might get you an exemption so you can pay local price but there is no consistency. What are your experiences with dual pricing

  • 21 year old arrested over assault on 82 year old following Facebook campaign

    21 year old arrested over assault on 82 year old following Facebook campaign

    A young motorcyclist surrendered to police last night (Wednesday) evening following a Facebook campaign, which saw a reward of 60,000 baht being raised for his arrest, after he was recorded on video kicking and hitting an elderly man in Bangkok. 21 year old Narathorn Sodetiyung reportedly admitted that he had assaulted 82 year old Jaroon Maneephan after the latter knocked his motorcycle down with his push-cart tricycle and tried to flee the scene. The incident happened on Tuesday evening in the Din Daeng area of Bangkok. However, footage from a security camera seemed to contradict Narathorn’s claim.

  • “Your white handsome man is really a dark skinned scammer!” Tourist police warning

    “Your white handsome man is really a dark skinned scammer!” Tourist police warning

    The Thai tourist police have produced a Facebook warning for Thai women about Romance Scams. One of the frames shows a cartoon white man who they say is handsome and rich

  • The man who uncovered the watch scandal

    The man who uncovered the watch scandal

    The wristwatch scandal undermining the government can be credited to one man who wrote posts on his “investigative” website about all the 25 luxury watches allegedly worn by Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan in recent years. The online portal  CSI LA provided convincing information that led to public uproar, including photos of Prawit wearing the watches alongside details of the pricey timepieces. Prawit did not include any of the expensive watches in his financial reports submitted to the National Anti-Corruption Commission.

  • Lost tusk in pachyderm punch-up

    Lost tusk in pachyderm punch-up

    Officials at Khao Yai National Park are standing by with medical gear in case more elephant bulls engage in combat over grazing rights – or over a female, as happened on Wednesday morning. Male elephants Plai Duan and Plai Sa-ard were duelling over a female from 7am Wednesday into the afternoon in the Pong Thung Kwang area. Plai Duan sustained a cut over the left eye, but you should’ve seen the other guy – Plai Sa-ard lost a tusk

  • Top Ten hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand

    Top Ten hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand

    There will be bumps along the way between your visits to the beach, bar and immigration office (sometimes the bumps will be at the beach, bar and immigration office). Expat life is what you make it here in the Land of Smiles. Moaning about it never helps but accepting the bumps is part of the adventure

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