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A coffee shop in Bangkok learned the hard way about a new twist on the classic overpayment scam. They somehow managed not to suspect the con when a smartly dressed man entered their shop and placed an order of a whopping 550 coffees, put into bottles. An overpayment scam is when somebody makes a payment for more than the actual cost of a product or service and then asks for the remaining balance back. The scam is common online, with people receiving a check or fraudulent money order for more than the total amount. After wiring back the difference, the […]

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"apparently wasn’t a red flag to them that he asked for the 8,250 baht skim to be put in a brown envelope"

Brown envelope syndrome strikes again. And old scam, a few times flogging stuff on eBay I have had overpay and cash back offers, but this is the first time I have heard of it happening on in person.

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