PM Prayut Chan-o-cha orders two agencies to steer crackdown on call-centre scams

Following escalating public complaints that many Thais have fallen sufferer to cellphone scams that steal both money or personal data, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has assigned two authorities businesses to guide built-in operations to crack down on scammers and convey 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 circumstances have been growing lately, citing all scammers have to be prosecuted beneath all related laws with no exceptions. She warned that government officers who work with scammers or allow them to function may even face felony expenses in addition to disciplinary action.
“The ministry and the police are underneath orders to integrate efforts with different government businesses concerned to hurry up the action and forestall extra damage to the folks.”

The prime minister additionally directed that every one government businesses concerned should set up channels for residents to report potential scams to authorities and contain the public in their investigations.
Public consciousness packages are additionally instructed to be launched in order that individuals are aware of scammers’ methods and don’t fall prey to them as they arrive in quite so much of disguises; some pose as logistics staff members, whereas others impersonate police officers, judicial officials, or bank employees, in accordance with the spokesperson.
Approved added that some scammers have exploited IP know-how to make false calls that appear to return from one other country, and younger folks ought to regulate their parents or grandparents to verify they don’t fall into their scams..

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