The Nation reports Filipino “Queen of Scammers” Lenie Camacho’s arrest in Bangkok


Thailand’s English-language daily digital newspaper The Nation reported on Thursday, Nov 19, the arrest of Filipino “Queen of Scammers” Lenie Pagunsan Camacho and a Thai national, Thanyares Saiyanoi.

According to the report, 30-year-old Camacho and Thanyares, 22, “were arrested for running a company that allegedly scammed people into investing in a loan business from an office in Bangkok’s Asoke area, Immigration chief Pol Lt-General Sompong Chingduang.”

“Immigration police acted on a tip-off from Philippine victims who live in Thailand that the company named Filipino Cooperative Investment Loan, which was registered by the two suspects, had allegedly scammed them into investing in a loan business that boasted of giving 15 per cent profit within a month,” he said.

“The company had been advertising via online media and amassed more than 700 victims. A preliminary investigation revealed that it had a rotating investment of over Bt50 million per month,” Sompong said.

“The company would pay the profit as promised in the first few months but then stop and cut off all contact with the victims,” he said.

“Lenie was widely known as the ‘Queen of Scammers’ in Philippine media, while the estimated damage to victims caused by her company is 116 million pesos, or Bt75 million,” Sompong added.

After the arrest, the two suspects were taken to the Economic Crime Suppression Division for interrogation and the pressing of charges.

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Source: The Nation

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