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Nonthaburi retiree scammed out of more than 22 million baht

NONTHABURI, June 10 (TNA) – An 81-year-old former EGAT official has been swindled by a call center gang, losing 19 million baht from his bank account and an additional 3 million baht by mortgaging his house.

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Phaisarn Chansuriyawong, a former head of business planning department, fuel business unit of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), was deceived by scammers who falsely claimed his bank account was involved in illegal activities. They pretended to be police officers through a video call, leading him to transfer 19 million baht in cash. Additionally, the scammers convinced him to mortgage his house for another 3 million baht, totaling a loss of 22 million baht (about 600,000 USD).

The victim shared his tragic experience, explaining that he has been living alone in his house in Bang Kruai, Nonthaburi, since his wife passed away several years ago. His only son works for a stock market company in Singapore.

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