Santi Bhirombakadi

Thailand Investors Scam- Don't trust [email protected]

I am a small business owner in the UK and was recently looking for investors. I was contacted by someone posing who said he was Santi Bhirmobakadi and was interested in investing. I did some research around who Santi Bhrimobakadi was and it seemed a genuine enough proposal. What’s really annoying is that had I just added the word SCAM infront of his name I would have found this thread.

We exchanged emails over 3 months and even spoke on the phone. He seemed to know all about Santi and his investment moves as I asked him a number of drilling questions as to why he wanted to invest. All his emails were very proffesionally written. For example:

“As you already know I also want the right of first refusal should there be need for more investors or funds in future during the contract. Again, we can leave a window open in the contract where after a few years or at the end of contract we may discuss the option of diluting the debt finance investment into full equity on mutual terms to be agreed by both parties. We have since established our willingness and capacity to go the long term but choose the preference of a gradual approach towards this goal. Funds transfer shall be in tranches with the first being £200,000 GBP and we can work out formula for disbursement of the remainder after our first board meeting to complete to the £350,000 initial investment requirement, with a phased approach setting milestone targets until full disbursement.

My participation means both in capital, management experience and industry contacts, rest assured that these will be made available to ensure we succeed in this partnership, widely promoting the project to the market and improve expected yield. And my intention is for a long term relationship as I have always been looking for a suitable low-cost but high yield opportunity and this is quite adequate to my expectations, which hopefully with our strong ethics and dedication to work we can actualize our mutual goals in partnership. Moving along to achieve the target of establishing international network opportunity with the venture, here I see a major opportunity that will be highly rewarding.

On your acceptance, we will enter into an agreement as guidance for our relationship and roles, of which you providing your banking coordinates where the investment portfolio will be transferred into. Your local bank’s contact details will also be required so my bank can open up communication with your bankers to ensure a smooth operation and do their own verification, while I will present you with proof of funds from my bank to proceed, with your full cooperation we can close in 21-30days given as timeline.

If you accept the listed terms in the sheet, then I expect to receive your confirmation to proceed to the next steps for us to sign the MOU agreement/contract which involves the paperwork both on the foreign and Thai compliance sides and then disbursement as earlier explained. You have also been informed about the Thai registration requirement as well as our setting up of the holding company. On my part I’m willing and committed to ensure within the 21-30days given as timeline as soon as we have cleared the partnership structure and paperwork end to transfer the investment sum and look forward to your full cooperation to achieve this target.

My schedule is very busy this period but I have already discussed with my team for arrangements to visit by early May to witness business process operations on ground. In return I can host you at our resort if you play golf, sure you will enjoy the exquisite environment ambiance and additional features we have made available for a pleasing experience to our guests. I look forward to a long term business partnership where we can as well explore other rewarding opportunities together.

My own personal team of experts will be available to guide you, don’t hesitate to contact me should you need any clarification. Please review this with your books, let me know your comments and we may hold another conference to analyze all the details together on Wednesday-Thursday when I should be available. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks”

After more email exchanges  he asked me to pay a registration fee of $3185 USD to register with the Thai Government. He had access to Thai government papers. He then went on to say there was a problem and further funds would need to be paid and that his assistant would now be dealing with it as he was ill. This is when the alarm bells started to ring and I realised it was a scam. His assistance name was Ooi Thanprayong

I have now learnt this was a dirty scam an he was actually someone pretending to be Santi Bhirombakadi.

The details this man gave me were:
Karnjana Kumkot

ACCOUNT NO:064-145-1134





ADDRESS: 1 Soi RatBurana 27/1, Rat Burana Road, Khwaeng Rat Burana, Khet Rat Burana, Bangkok10140,


He is pretending to be Sant Bhirmobakadi which is even more worrying as he is a reputable business man which this guy is ruining his name here in the UK

My bank can’t do much as it was me that authorised the payment but I do feel really stupid and annoyed with myself. I wish there was a way of ensuring that such scams caught be found more easily on the Internet as that’s the first place everyone goes to check things out. I hope this helps is preventing further such scams of innocent, honest and hardworking people who are trying to make their business ideas a success

Is Santi Bhirombakadi a scam?
Santi Bhirombakadi is a scam and a bad service provider as per the report filed on They are not aggressive towards their customer satisfaction and complaint grievance.
Is Santi Bhirombakadi legit?
First Santi Bhirombakadi is not a legit business owner or provider. You must take necessary precautions/measures before buying or using their services.
How many reviews are submitted by Santi Bhirombakadi ’s consumers?
There is/are 2 review(s) posted about Santi Bhirombakadi and it indicates that the severity of the scam is High.
Where is Santi Bhirombakadi located?
Santi Bhirombakadi is located at Thailand. You can contact Santi Bhirombakadi by dialing +66-639610354 or visit their website N/A before filing a lawsuit. We are no way affiliated with better business bureau or yelp reviews platform.
How much monetary loss is incurred by Santi Bhirombakadi ’s customers?
According to the report(s), US $3500 was the total loss incurred by Santi Bhirombakadi ’s customers.

Rate and write a review on Santi Bhirombakadi

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2 reviews on Santi Bhirombakadi

  1. CBS

    Did you report this to police?

    They tried to pull this same scam but we luckily found this information after their “offer”
    Please report this to police

    1. Dasha

      Same SCAM, different name

      In May 2020 we had the same stuff happening, this guy just changed his name to Isara Vongkusolkit, also a respected person in Thai business area.
      We were offered 250K USD, and even had a call with them.
      Right before transferring the 3000 USD we have found your post, and understood that we have a problem here 🙂
      Thank you for your post here!

    2. Karl

      We have just gained the same experience as you. 2 month of chat with a pseudo Isara Vongkusolkit resulting in a 10 mio € offer last week. The 6285$ bill from the non registered “attorney” Ooi Suparpol made us luckily supicious enough to dig deeper.
      Since all fell for this fraud or almost fell we should exchange our information and experiences in a more private surrounding.
      Grretings from Germany

    3. Withheld


      Thank you for your post. I have also recieved an email from the supposed “Isara Vongkusolkit”. Sender address: [email protected]

      Here is the body of his email:

      I acknowledge receipt of your response and interested to explore ways to investment. It was my investment consultant that brought the project to my notice while I decided to reach out myself.

      For over four decades I have been in charge of several successful businesses and I am still active till date. Mitr Phol Group is family-owned organization where I currently serve as the President being the patriarch of the family, even while I have also started several companies from the scratch myself which are doing well till date. We are a proudly Thai company that have become Asia’s biggest sugar and bioenergy producer. We started out initially dealing on sugar trading before we expanded into manufacturing & production, food technology and subsequently into Energy, logistics, paper, petrochemicals and construction etc. We are present in over seven countries across Asia and have recently included investments in Australia. Our headquarters is located in Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand.

      Our major business being sugar processing, we have been trading since 1946 and currently run a total of 14 sugar mills worldwide with a yearly sugarcane processing capacity of about 20 million tonnes which yields around 2 million tonnes per year of sugar output. We also own a hospitality chain with five hotels under our brand across the region, while also holding majority stake in power generation and coal mining companies. We also own investments in a range of fashion stores included in our hotel/hospitality chain.

      Asides this, I have been investing in property as a speculator, with a revenue returns of $300 million in the last fiscal year, I think our balance sheet looks pretty robust. Reason why I have expanded into other markets and making private investments in other sectors, so far I have financed several other projects across different sectors and they are currently doing good. Even though my record is public knowledge as an investor, I have made effort to give a brief background of myself for your understanding and would be available to answer any more clarification you may require.

      Anyway I will review the file you have just sent and return to you. After then we may go ahead to schedule a chat to discuss our investment capability. If you so choose you may send your standard NDA as well for signing so we may be free to share information both ways. Thank you.

  2. EMK

    We were approached from an individual claimed to be Isara Vongkusolkit. The dialogue was very simular as shared on this platform. When I was required to make the transfer though, I asked the account/solicitor Ooi Suparpol for a copy of the passport as he is the receiver of the funds as well from Isara Vongkusolkit for the purpose of the eventual transfer of the funds. They bith felt secure enough to send these copies. I forwarded these to the Thai consulate here in London as well all the addresss given within the MOU and trasnfer details. I hope that this will have consequences which at least will make it more difficult for these people to commit this fraught.

Reported Loss :3500 $
Severity of Scam :High
Reported by : Anonymous
Views :