A popular morning news host with a checkered past warned his viewers last night that he is not hitting up random women.
Channel 3’s Sorayuth Suthassanachinda, recently back on the job after doing a stint for fraud, said Thursday night that someone has been pretending to be him to romance the ladies.
“Here’s pictures taken from the Chinese Asia scams group,” he wrote online. “I was used for their image. He claims he is Singaporean but lives in America, and is a single father with two children living in England. He tried to deceive Thai women but did not do his homework. If you’re this stupid, don’t be a scammer.”
The post included screenshots of a WhatsApp chat in which the romance scammer sent multiple photos of Sorayuth. “Good morning,” the person identified in the chat as Tao Chung wrote, attaching multiple photos of Sorayuth including one with a meal and another with a pomeranian.
“Is this you?” the woman replied. “I know, why would you ask that?” he typed back. “You asked me to send my pictures and I sent it. Why do you ask if it is my pictures again?”
“The pictures are of a Thai man named Sorayuth Suthassanachinda,” she snapped back in Thai. “He’s a well known news reporter that everybody in society recognizes. I want to know what you are trying to do. The pictures you have used even include Thai text. What are you thinking, you need to do a little more research.”
“Use translate from Thai to English,” she added.
Sorayuth last year regained his status as top TV news dog when he returned to host Morning News, five years after he was convicted of fraud and jailed for 14 months of an eight-year jail sentence for defrauding state-run MCOT of THB138 million.
A note to scammers out there: Maybe you can’t con a con man.