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Chiang Rai woman arrested for opening ‘mule’ accounts in Blackpink ticket scam

Police from Thailand’s Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau have apprehended a 35-year-old woman in Mueang district of Chiang Rai province on fraud charges, as she is accused of opening several “mule” accounts used by a gang to park money from the sale of non-existent tickets for a recent Blackpink World Tour concert in Bangkok.

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The suspect, identified only as “Sasithorn”, reportedly told the police that she saw an advertisement on a Facebook page, offering anyone 300-500 baht per bank account to open them. She took the offer because she was broke and received 900 baht in return, but the money went on illegal online gambling.

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By Thai PBS World


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