Immigration chief Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn has announced the arrest of two Nigerian scammers who posed as officials at a financial institution to defraud investors. They were also found to have overstayed their visas.
Arrested were 55 year old Emmanual Olichagew and 41 year old Friday Ochiaga at a rented room in Bangkapi, Bangkok.
Surachate says that a financial institution had made a complaint saying that the men used emails to pose as real staff at the institution.
But they had used their own phone numbers for communications with their victims which allowed police to track them down leading to their arrests.
The two men were found to have overstayed their visas by 1 year and 9 months. Police are now trying to find another Nigerian citizen involved with the scam who is believed to have received much of the stolen funds.