Japanese Police Head To Thailand To Probe Scam

Japanese police head to Thailand to probe scam

Japanese police investigators are traveling to Thailand to exchange information with local police about 15 Japanese men who are believed to have been involved in a fraud scheme that netted more than two million dollars.

Thai police arrested the men at a house in the resort city of Pattaya last month on suspicion of working illegally in the country.

The men allegedly defrauded more than 100 people in Japan including senior citizens by running a call-center scam.

The victims are believed to have been told that they had huge unpaid bills and persuaded to purchase electronic money.

Three officials from Japan's National Police Agency are scheduled to stay in Thailand for about three days and try to shed more light on the group. They suspect an accomplice in Japan was issuing instructions to the group.