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  • Phuket News

    Phuket fraud suspects arrested over mule bank account scams

    A recent operation led by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) and the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) resulted in the apprehension of two fraud suspects in Phuket. They were allegedly involved in creating mule bank accounts for scam gang operators. One of the individuals detained, referred to as Chaiphong, was arrested at a Patong residence. It was not disclosed when the…

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    Potential Thai scammers race to close mule bank accounts as new cybercrime law enacted

    Potential Thai scammers, particularly in Nakhon Phanom province, are racing to close suspected mule bank accounts after a new cybercrime law was enacted. According to the Pattaya Mail, the new law took effect on March 17, deeming that those who open a bank account or register a SIM card for a third party for illegal use will face jail time…

  • Thailand News

    Bank of Thailand intensifies crackdown on mule accounts

    The Bank of Thailand (BoT) intensified efforts to crack down on mule bank accounts used for fraudulent financial activities by placing a freeze on any suspicious accounts, in a move to disrupt criminal operations. Deputy Governor for Financial Institution Stability at the BoT, Ronnadol Numnonda revealed that last year, a decree on measures to prevent and suppress technological crime was…

  • Phuket News

    Taiwanese “bank account mule’ arrested in Patong

    PHUKET: Police have arrested a Taiwanese man who was found in the illegal possession of bankbooks and ATM cards for 12 Thai bank accounts opened by local residents. Chen Yu-Chung, 34, was arrested on Saturday, after a tip-off from a Phuket tuk-tuk driver, who told police that he was paid 6,000 baht to open a bank account in Patong. “The…

  • Thailand News

    Mobile banking to operate normally during verification

    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) clarified today that mobile banking services will continue to operate as usual on May 27. The NBTC, in collaboration with the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) and commercial banks, aims to ensure that mobile numbers linked to bank accounts are properly verified to tackle issues related to fraudulent SIM cards and mule accounts. The NBTC…

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    Bangkok scam: Youth nabbed for fake amulet auction

    Bangkok’s Metropolitan Police apprehended a 23 year old Thai man for his alleged involvement in a fraudulent online auction of a famous amulet. The man, Thanabodee, was detained in the Sai Noi district of Nontha Buri province yesterday, May 13, following an arrest warrant issued by the Thon Buri Criminal Court. The arrest warrant, dated May 2 convicts Thanabodee on…

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    Bogus baht bills bankrupt shopkeeper in costly counterfeit conundrum in northern Thailand

    A significant financial loss was experienced by a 61 year old shopkeeper from Udon Thani, due to counterfeit banknotes. Buaphan Somsud filed a complaint with the local police station today after discovering someone had used 50 baht counterfeit notes in her shop’s top-up machine. Buaphan, who owns a grocery store in the Ban Lao community, reported the incident to the…

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    Thai Bankers’ Association assures bank app security after facial recognition scam

    The Thai Bankers’ Association affirmed the security and stability of bank apps, following news of the arrest of a programmer selling software that bypasses facial scanning for transfers exceeding 50,000 baht. The fraudsters exploited loopholes in the system to facilitate transfers without the need for facial recognition for transactions over 50,000 baht. The Thai Bankers’ Association’s Technology Information Security Coordination…

  • Crime News

    Myanmar national sought by Thai cyber police in iPhone fraud scheme involving mule accounts

    The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau is gearing up to issue an arrest warrant for a Myanmar national involved in a fraudulent iPhone sale to a sixth-form student. The scheme involved easily controlled mule accounts, with a recent arrest of a 39 year old woman, Nattanicha Suksri, who was involved in withdrawing funds. The arrest took place yesterday in Chiang Rai…

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    Thai Cyber Police arrest man selling millions of personal data, evading bank regulations for large transactions

    A recent crackdown by Thai Cyber Police led to the arrest of a 24 year old Bangkok man selling the personal data of 15 million individuals. This information was obtained from the customer base of a well-known supplement brand and a grey business group. The suspect, who was apprehended from his residence in Thawi Watthana District, Bangkok also offered software…

  • Thailand News

    Temple scam: Thai abbot & Chinese nationals caught in 273 million baht fake amulet scheme

    The Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police (RTP) made public that the RTP seized 273 million baht from a Thai abbot and a group of Chinese nationals for selling fake amulets to Chinese tourists at the Buddhist monastery called Kaho Chi Chan or Big Buddha Mountain in Chon Buri province. More than 20 Thai and Chinese people are under…

  • Crime News

    New cyber crime law helps banks and victims

    A new Royal Decree on Cyber Crime Prevention and Suppression is now in effect in Thailand. The new law has provisions to help victims, banks and authorities combat illegal online activities. The decree allows victims of online scams to use a hotline to report mule accounts set up using their stolen identity immediately to 15 banks. Victims can also file…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket police claim “breakthrough’ with drug mule bust

    PHUKET: Police believe they have made a major breakthrough in breaking a Phuket drug delivery chain that leads all the way to Bang Kwang Prison in Bangkok. A provincial anti-drugs task force together with Border Patrol Police from Takuapa in Phang Nga arrested Prapan “Ae” Nammali during a sting operation in Saphan Hin Village on Sunday night. The arrest was…

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    Phuket meth mule busted, 1500 pills seized

    PHUKET: In the latest drug arrest, Phuket City Police last night nabbed a man found in possession of 1,500 ya bah (methamphetamine) pills and a small amount of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine). Police said Tossapol Maneepakorn, 21, was pulled over at a police checkpoint on Rassadanusorn Road in the Ban Kuku area of Rassada at about 11:30 pm. As they…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s daily online fraud falls to 110 million baht in April

    Online fraud damage in April was reported at 110 million baht daily, indicating a 26% decrease from the 149 million baht experienced daily in March. This significant reduction is a result of the intensified crackdown on online fraud by authorities. On the first of April, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin delegated several organisations to yield tangible results from their efforts to…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand police arrest woman tied to 50 million baht fraud case

    Royal Thai Police swooped to arrest a 55 year old woman implicated in a public fraud case involving over 50 million baht in damages, in Songkhla, a southern province in Thailand. Tawanna Tarawasant is implicated in a public fraud case involving over 50 million baht in damages. The arrest took place in the district of Rattaphum, specifically in the Khuan…

  • Thailand News

    Thai authorities demand registration for individuals holding over five SIM cards

    Under the leadership of Prasert Chantraruangthong, the Committee for the Prevention and Suppression of Cybercrime has mandated the registration of individuals possessing more than five SIM card numbers. The numbers are staggering. A whopping 7,664 individuals possess over 100 SIM cards, with Thai nationals holding 3,580,571 of them, and foreigners not far behind with 2,591,365. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications…

  • Thailand News

    Thai NBTC to investigate 40,000 numbers linked to SMS and phone scams

    The Thai National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is poised to probe 40,000 numbers, suspected to be instrumental in SMS and phone scams, to apprehend the main culprits. A meeting was recently held by an NBTC subcommittee to discuss the data collected on these alleged scam phone numbers. Key representatives from law enforcement agencies, the central bank and mobile phone…

  • Thailand News

    Southern Thailand: Police warn of online refill machine scams in Thepha district

    Con artists are exploiting online refill machines to carry out fraud using money mule bank accounts, according to a warning issued by Thai police today. The alert today, November 22, was initially raised by the Sai Mai Must Survive (Sai Mai Tong Rot) Facebook page, which posted a video warning of the deceitful practice primarily occurring in Thepha district, Songkhla…

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    Thailand News Today | Raid finds all monks on drugs in Phetchabun temple

    Despite conflicting optimistic predictions, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is warning that Thai tourism may take a sharp downturn next year. While international travellers are flocking to Thailand now, industry experts fear that it may be a flood of pent-up demand and, by next year, all those who waited through the whole pandemic to get to Thailand will have already…

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    Thai govt to crackdown on cybercrime & handout free laptops to poor kids

    The Thai government yesterday pledged to crackdown on cybercrime and to hand out 13 million free laptops to students from poor or low-income families. The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry announced plans to administer free laptops to children from underprivileged families over the next four years starting next year under the Smart Thailand scheme. The Smart Thailand scheme is…

  • Thailand News

    Cyber police dismantle global call centre scam network in Bangkok

    Thai cyber police dismantled a global call centre scam network, arresting a key member in Bangkok. The investigation revealed that the network had defrauded victims of over 200 million baht, claiming they were coerced into working in Poipet, Cambodia. Police Lieutenant General Worawat Watnakornbancha, Head of the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB), directed the operation led by Police Major General…

  • Crime News

    Thai police seize 19 million meth pills in major drug bust

    Thai police seized over 19 million methamphetamine pills and launched an operation against the K2 Network, confiscating assets worth more than 18 million baht. This significant drug bust resulted from coordinated efforts between various law enforcement agencies. At 10am today, the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, led by Nirandorn Leamsri, Assistant Commissioner-General, and Keereesak Tantinwachai, Commissioner of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, along…

  • Thailand News

    A 21 million baht investment scam dismantled by police

    A 25 year old woman has been arrested for her alleged involvement in a fraudulent investment scam venture that impersonated a renowned stock market expert, leading victims to lose over 21 million baht. The scammer, Prakaikaew, was apprehended today, May 7, at a residence in the Uthai district of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province. Earlier today, Police Major General Mantri…

  • Crime News

    Over 40 million baht in valuables stolen from Thai businesswoman

    The theft of over 40 million baht worth of cash, diamonds, and gold from a prominent businesswoman’s home in Phetchaburi has sent shockwaves through the community, with close associates being eyed as potential suspects. On the evening of yesterday, May 4, local police were alerted to the robbery at a two-story concrete residence in the Mueang Phetchaburi district. Virunpat Vichittapanyarak,…

  • Thailand News

    Fraud frenzy: Thai police reveal Internet scam’s billion-baht blow

    Online consumer fraud, the leading Internet scam, has resulted in damages exceeding 1 billion baht in the initial quarter of the year, as disclosed by the Royal Thai Police (RTP). Karom Polpornklang, the deputy government spokesperson, stated that on the RTP website, some 26,507 online fraud instances were reported. The total damage was calculated to be 4.65 billion baht, averaging…

  • Thailand News

    Love con: Thai woman nabbed for 1.7 million baht romance scam

    Thai authorities have successfully apprehended a 24 year old woman in connection with a sophisticated romance scam operation that swindled a victim out of 1.7 million baht under the guise of a lucrative investment in London gold shares. The arrest of the woman identified only as Saovaluck, which took place yesterday in front of a convenience store in Samrong Klang…

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    Benz Apache warns about new scam after sister’s 200000 baht close shave

    Prominent influencer, Benz Apache, has warned the public about a new type of scam where fraudsters impersonate sellers. The scammer usually contacts the victim immediately after a live broadcast ends. Without careful scrutiny, victims can easily lose money. Benz, a well-known influencer, issued a warning about a new type of scamming technique where culprits impersonate sellers and contact potential victims…

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    Thai police busts 500 million baht fraudulent loan scheme in a massive operation

    A massive operation by Thai police led to the arrest of 13 individuals linked to nine fraudulent loan applications, with a total of 500 million baht found circulating in seized passbooks. The Central Investigation Bureau’s (CIB) top officer, Police Lieutenant General Jirabhop Bhuridej, disclosed the details during a press briefing yesterday. The operation spanned across ten provinces, including Bangkok, Nonthaburi,…