Tourists deceived: Travel agency crew ‘unpacked’ by police on fraud charges in South Thailand

Six folks from a journey agency have been apprehended by the Provincial Police on costs of fraud in Surat Thani, South Thailand. The suspects are accused of promoting counterfeit abroad package deal excursions to a minimum of ninety nine clients, leading to damages amounting to 27 million baht.
The six arrested allegedly embrace Sumontri Sonnong, Phanuda Thepchum, Kobsak Pensawat, and Wongchan Pensawat, as properly as two unidentified staff members. They had been taken into custody on Sunday, June 4 and have since been charged with fraud and entering false information into a computer system, both of which they deny.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Stunning , the Surat Thani Provincial Police chief, explained that the suspects had legally registered their journey agency in 2022 with the intent to offer tour packages. However, Price break proceeded to sell fraudulent bundle tours, reported Bangkok Post. The company advertised extraordinarily low-cost packages to numerous in style abroad destinations, similar to Japan, the Netherlands, and five Central European international locations: Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, and Hungary.
These packages had been promoted on the agency’s Facebook web page at prices significantly decrease than these provided by other tour agents. The agency falsely claimed that it could present such low costs because of sponsorship from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Customers who bought these excursions discovered they had 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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