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Chinese-funded illegal finance firm raided

AN ILLEGAL online finance company located in the Rama 3 road area was raided by Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECD) Commander Pol. Maj. Gen. Maitri Chimcherd and his team today (Dec. 18) with it being discovered that funds for lending came from Chinese nationals, Siam Rath newspaper reported.

In searching the company’s office which did not have a sign upfront with a search warrant, police found that this large illegal finance operation had 50 Thai employees who were responsible for gathering information  about customers.

Police seized several computers, digital documents and devices to track customers to make sure they do not default on loans. It was discovered that the lending application too had  been designed by Chinese nationals.

Among those rounded up is a 24-year-old man who told police he was just undergoing a job interview when they raided the office. He had applied for a job through an online job site and it was clearly stated there that this company was established in 2019.

Two positions were available with one being an operation and analysis assistant in Chinese language with the salary being around 20,000-23,000 baht while the other position is to chase debts with the salary being in the range of 16,000 baht to 35,000 baht.

He added that he thought this was a legitimate company until the police showed up but underscored that he had not started working there yet.

Police said more details about this case will be revealed at a later date.


Police gathering material at the illegal finance company. Photos: Siam Rath

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