Not long after the arrest of the Singapore couple who ran away from Singapore after cheating to $32 million from victims who trusted them to buy luxury goods, another Thai woman also ran off after cheating S$77 million from victims who believed in her Forex investment.
According to Cyber Crime Investigation Division 5 chief Pol Lt-Colonel Watthana Ket-Amphai, he said that investigations revealed that the infamous Singaporean couple could be linked to YouTuber Suchata Kongsupachak (Nutty) who ran off with S$77M.
Youtuber who went missing with the money
Natthamon Khongchak, a Thai YouTuber more commonly known as “Nutty the YouTuber”, had allegedly scammed more than 6,000 victims of 2 billion baht (SGD $77 million) in a Forex scam.
She had purportedly claimed to be a successful Forex trader and used her popularity online to lure victims after promising them high monetary returns in a short time in Forex trading, according to Phaisal Ruangrit, a lawyer who is campaigning to help the victims.
Suchata has had her name changed twice. Leah Kongchak and Natthamon Kongchak were her prior names. She used to be a singer and dancer and had a YouTube channel called “Nutty’s Diary.”
The couple 26-year-old Pi Jia Peng and 27-year-old Pansuk Siriwipa allegedly failed to deliver $32 million worth of luxury goods.
The company Tradenation and Tradeluxury collected advanced “deposits” from the victims but did not deliver the goods.
An investigation was launched and on June 27, police arrested a 26-year-old man accused of fraud and released him on bail the next day but withheld his passport. His 27-year-old wife also assisted in the investigation and handed over her passport on June 30, but the two subsequently lost contact.