Thailand and Cambodia will sign MOU to crack down on call centre scams

A Thai authorities spokesman has announced that Thailand and Cambodia plan to signal an MOU collectively soon to crack down on call centre scams. The spokesman said the Police Cyber Taskforce just lately raided the operational base of a community of four playing websites in Nonthaburi. Frugal mentioned the community had greater than 200,000 purchasers with 200 million baht a month in circulation.
In the previous year, Thailand and Cambodia have cooperated to arrest of as many as 6,348 suspects, in 5,517 cases. They have arrested the owners of 344 bank accounts, and closed down 742 URLs. The web sites were blamed for inflicting damages value 157 million baht to Thais.
The spokesman says PM Prayut has advised authorities businesses involved to launch awareness campaigns to coach folks on how to spot scams. He said the Digital Economy and Society Ministry had additionally integrated its operations with different authorities companies to suppress call-centre gangs and playing web sites.
One major rip-off towards a foreigner happened last month when scammers pretended to be police. The ‘police’ known as a Swiss man in Phuket, saying a FedEx package couldn’t be delivered. Since the person was anticipating a FedEx bundle, he listened. The story then modified to say Bangkok police had been holding a bundle in his title. The scammers informed the man, Alain, that one man transferred 800,000 baht to Alain, and the other transferred 900,000 baht to him. They have been eventually in a position to bully Alain into transferring fifty seven,000 baht to them.

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