“Stop Money Game” organisation president Akarakit Simcharoen slammed Pasit Ariyalapit, executive of food supplement firm WealthEver, for damaging the image of legitimate Thai direct-sales businesses with an alleged scam that left more than 1,000 people stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Akarakit also urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to speed up an investigation into the Japan package-tour fiasco and retrieve money for the victims.
On Friday, Akarakit led around 50 representatives of 333 victims of the alleged tour scam to file complaints with the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok.
He claimed that the 333 people suffered Bt6.2 million damages after being left stranded at the airport on Tuesday night.
He said Pasit’s business, which wasn’t properly registered with the authorities, had duped people into buying direct-sales products – which they didn’t receive – with a false promise of a free package tour overseas.