The tourist police warn travelers about possible scams related to accommodation bookings through social media.
Scammers used fake social media accounts to promote pool villas in Pattaya. They offered potential clients direct rentals without intermediaries at an attractive price.
Victims, including both Thai and foreign tourists, sent money for the rental to the scammers, but when they arrived at the villa's address, they couldn't check-in.
During the investigation, the police found that the arrested men were involved in numerous property rental scams in the Chonburi province.
The police advise tourists to carefully verify information about accommodations and exercise caution when making rental payments to avoid falling victim to scammers.
In case of doubt, tourists can contact the Tourist Police at the emergency hotline 1155 or use the "Police Tourist i lert u" app.