Thai traders have taken to Facebook to warn others about an influx of counterfeit 1,000 baht notes that are being used by groups of foreigners.
One trader online has angrily blamed a group of men who he believed to be from the Middle East for knowingly using the fake notes.
Siamchon News said that four shops in Tesco Lotus and shops in the surrounding area were victims of the con.
The owner of a mobile phone shop in Pattaya Kiradech Nomneuy, 25, said a group of “Khaek Khao” (a term used for Middle Eastern men with light skin colour) wanted a film coating added to a phone.
They paid with a 1,000 baht note for the work that cost 250 baht then hurriedly left, only then did Kiradech become suspicious and realised the note was a forgery.
He said that the Thai numerals did not match there Roman numeral counterparts and that under closer inspection real notes feel “softer.”
Pattaya police are investigating the matter and are using CCTV to get a lead to apprehend the foreign members taking part in the con.
Police have urged the public to be vigilant.
Souce : Siamchonnews
Content : LovePattayaThailand