Internet scammers are out to dupe innocent Thai women.

There are reports on Thai women that they are scammed by some con men known as the Nigerian 419. Their scheme is to convince Thai women, who are new in the Facebook world, that they are an American businessman, a soldier in Afghanistan or an Australian named Ferry Franklin. They quickly gain their trust by going as far as proposing marriage, promising to transfer millions of Baht to their new supposed love ones. Then the scammers suddenly need money for taxes, documentation or transfer fees.

Just this week, a 35-year-old well educated woman transferred her savings into the hands of her virtual lover she trusted of over 200,000 Baht. It was too late for her to find out that she had been robbed.