August 1, 2021

Fake Doctors Arrested in Online Sinopharm Vaccine Scam

Police in Thailand have arrested three men for allegedly impersonating doctors to dupe victims into buying non-existent Sinopharm vaccines.

Police said the men were wanted on warrants issued by Samut Prakan Provincial Court over charges of fraud, spreading false information in the computer system and impersonating doctors.

A police spokesperson said investigators first arrested one of the the men, when fled to ordain at a temple in Suphan Buri, and the other two men were caught on Wednesday.

One of the men claimed he was not involved and said his friend who was apprehended over a vaccine scam early this month, used his passbook number to commit the fraud.

The arrests came after a victim, only known as Ms Ae, filed a complaint at the Bang Kaew police station last Friday.

Police said Ms Ae had inquired about vaccinations via a Facebook user named “Sujitra Wongmalee” early last month.

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