Police warn scammers are making fake donation requests for lost Mae Sai cave kids

Police in Mae Sai are warning that scammers are targeting unsuspecting Thai people on Facebook with fake donation requests for the kids football team currently lost in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave.

The scam involves an appeal for money for the kids, their family and the rescue operation and asks that people send donations to a bank account.

To make matters worse, the fundraising appeal has gone viral on Facebook with many wishing to donate given that the story is currently not only leading news in Thailand but is making headlines across the globe.

Mae Sai Police said that there was no official fundraising effort for the children as of yet and that the person or people attempting to raise money were not authorized to do so. They went on to state that people should absolutely not make donations in this way.

The kids, who went missing in the cave at 7 p.m. Saturday, have still not been found as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. Rescue efforts remain ongoing.