Following The Money: Thien Am Ben Bo Vu Tru (TABBVT)


We at From Inside Asia, have take a particuliar interest in the Thien Am Ben Bo Vu Tru temple.  The list of bad actors continues to grow.

Most recently a YouTuber who has the YouTube channel “TOÁN TRẦN official” has come to light. TOÁN TRẦN is a Vietnamese Youtuber who supports Thien Am Ben Bo Vu Tru. He has gained fame and garnered support from many fans of TABBVT.

What Did He do?

While TABBVT is currently under investigation for fraud, TOÁN TRẦN is also implicated. The police are focusing on TOÁN because he received a significant amount of money from the public and transferred it to TABBVT. His arrest and charges can be found at the following link

Supported by fans of TABBVT, TOÁN TRẦN defames anyone questioning his volunteer activities, using funds contributed by others. The latest incident involves defaming Karen Chong, a U.S. resident who supported Thien Am. She provided evidence that TOÁN TRẦN Toan received $200 from her but kept $100 for himself, contrary to her wish to contribute to the temple and help poor women.

TOÁN TRẦN, a YouTuber, is among those who defamed Mothermushroom to gain personal benefits from the defamation lawsuit in Houston. TOÁN TRẦN accused Quynh Nguyen of soliciting $25,000 from donors without providing any evidence.

Mr. TRẦN has gained the reputation of charming overseas donors out of money on behalf of his humanitarian efforts.  From Inside Asia has learned through various sources that these efforts have scammed several donors out of their money. Also, he called upon his followers to help him out of his legal troubles with the local police.  

Vietnam’s Article 331 of the penal code is quite clear “Any person who abuses the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of association, and other democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the State, lawful rights, and interests of organizations and/or citizens shall receive a warning or face a penalty of up to 3 years of community sentence or 6 – 36 months in prison.”  

From Inside Asia will continue to follow and expose those who attempt to scam, defraud, or take advantage of a situation for personal gain.  

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