An increasing number of impersonators are luring victims into parting with their cash as the number of warrants out against scam gangs now reaches the thousands.
The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) said 3,000 warrants have been issued against the fraudsters so far, and city police have been working on 400 scams in the past two weeks alone, said Pol Maj Gen Thitirach Nonghanphithak, MPB deputy chief.
The suspects must be captured and prosecuted quickly as they tend to continue committing the crime even after warrants have been issued for their arrest, he said. Those convicted often go back to the crime after they have been released from jail.
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