News : Press Release -- Beware of Fraudulent Companies News

News : Press Release -- Beware of Fraudulent Companies

             From 2016-2018, there have been over 100 reported cases of fraudulent entities posing as legitimate companies in Thailand to trick foreign businesses outside Thailand to transfer money for non-existent goods. Recently, a certain entity disguised to be registered in Thailand by Yemeni businessmen and exposed as a fraudulent company. These cases are often the work of transnational criminals who seeks to exploit the credibility of Thai businesses and Thailand as a whole.

            In this regards, the Royal Thai Embassy, Pretoria, strongly suggest that companies considering trading with Thai businesses, to contact the Office of Commercial Affairs of the Royal Thai Embassy, to verify the legitimacy of prospective trading partners and to obtain additional information that will further support and facilitate trading with companies in Thailand. The contact details of the Office of Commercial Affairs of the Royal Thai Embassy are as follows;

Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy

248 Hill Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa

Telephone No. (+27) 12 342 0835, 0850

Email: trade@thaiembassy.co.za

            Furthermore, the Embassy wishes to highlight that Royal Thai Embassy and the Office of Commercial Affairs in Pretoria is responsible for political and economic relations with 10 countries in Southern Africa, namely South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. However, the Office of Commercial Affairs in Pretoria is also responsible for trade relations with Mozambique as well (other aspects of relations between Thailand and Mozambique are under the purview of Royal Thai Embassy in Maputo).