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ATM scammers reap Bt1 million in Krabi

ATM skimming has already taken more than Bt1 million from 40 ATM users in Krabi province during the past week.

A told of 40 victims had come forward since August 7. The victims include Taweepong Charoenroop, captain of Krabi FC team. He has found that Bt323,868 was withdrawn from his bank account via an ATM transaction without his consent.

Another victim has identified the ATM at the Krabi City Hall as a machine with problems. He put a sign there saying, "Do not use this ATM. I withdrew money from it at 8.20 am on August 13 and found that my account was hacked for use in Taiwan. Best wishes". It is a Krungthai Bank machine.

Pruetipong suspected that a gang from Malaysia had hacked the information about a month ago before beginning to withdraw cash.

The bank reportedly has assured its customers it will take responsibility for damages. Krabi police chief Maj General Nantadej Yoinuan said after the problematic ATMs were identified, police would check recordings from closedcircuit security cameras.


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