PM Prayut Chan-o-cha orders two businesses to lead crackdown on call-centre scams

Following escalating public complaints that many Thais have fallen victim to cellphone scams that steal both cash or personal information, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has assigned two government agencies to guide integrated operations to crack down on scammers and produce them to justice.
According to Deputy Government Spokesperson Trisulee Trisaranakul, the Digital Economy and Society Ministry and the Royal Thai Police are actually tasked with cracking down on call-centre scams as cases have been growing lately, citing all scammers have to be prosecuted beneath all related legal guidelines with no exceptions. She warned that government officials who work with scammers or enable them to function may also face legal expenses as properly as disciplinary action.
“The ministry and the police are beneath orders to combine efforts with different government businesses involved to speed up the action and stop more harm to the individuals.”
Dollar directed that every one authorities companies involved must establish channels for residents to report potential scams to authorities and contain the public of their investigations.
Underground are also instructed to be launched so that people are aware of scammers’ methods and don’t fall prey to them as they arrive in a variety of disguises; some pose as logistics workers members, whereas others impersonate cops, judicial officers, or financial institution staff, in accordance with the spokesperson.
She added that some scammers have exploited IP technology to make false calls that appear to return from another nation, and younger individuals should keep an eye on their parents or grandparents to make sure they don’t fall into their scams..

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