On Monday, a foreign national was caught by authorities after conducting multiple credit card scams in Chiang Mai province.
The suspect – an Indian national – was arrested for fraud, said by the police.
Technology Crime Suppression Division officers arrested the foreign national in his room at a hotel located in San Phi Suea, Meuang.
Found among his belongings were several credit cards and a modified Electronic Data Capture machine used to imprint data on counterfeit cards.
The Indian suspect confessed to being a part of a credit card-skimming gang based in India.
The police added that the suspected admitted to having committed 59 credit card scams in various stores around Chiang Mai on June 26th and 27th.
According to the police, the Indian national entered Thailand six months ago.
The authorities are now investigating whether the suspect has any cohorts inside the country. The police warned:
“People must be extra careful before using their cards in ATMs or EDC machines. Check the card slots thoroughly for any signs they have been tampered with, and use your hand to cover the keypad when entering your PIN, as these gangs may have installed a micro-camera to steal your PIN.”
Source: The Nation