Cyber fraud

  • Thailand News

    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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    Online scammed and slammed: Thai man nabbed for web of deceit

    A 29 year old man was arrested in Nakhon Si Thammarat for allegedly operating a fraudulent online business, causing damages worth over 2 million baht. The suspect, identified as Pongsiri, is linked to 61 cases of scams, selling products ranging from powdered milk to rubber mattresses that never arrived after payment. The Cyber Police’s duties were made easy when Pongsiri’s…

  • 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…

  • Thailand News

    Accommodation scam totalling 19,000 baht thwarted by police

    Bangkok Metropolitan Police arrested a 20 year old woman for allegedly creating fake accommodation booking pages to scam and defraud victims. Despite her denial of any wrongdoing, the Thai authorities affirm that the evidence against the woman, Kanyawee Prompichai, is substantial. Police Lieutenant General Theeradech Thamsutee, Chief of the Special Branch Division, along with his team, apprehended Kanyawee under two…

  • Thailand News

    Young mother jailed due to ID theft scam sparks cybersecurity overhaul

    A mother tricked into providing her national ID card information which was subsequently used for fraudulent activities, finds herself and her six month old baby behind bars. The case has prompted an urgent call to action from authorities and the public alike, as the hunt for the criminal syndicate intensifies. A plea for assistance was lodged today, January 26, with…

  • Thailand News

    Cyber Police dismantle Phitsanulok fake officer scam costing victim 90,000 baht

    The Cyber Police recently busted an online fraud ring for impersonating police officers from Phitsanulok and scamming nearly 90,000 baht from a victim by claiming their bank account was involved in a money laundering case. The arrest of 27 year old Worapong was made today, following an investigation by high-ranking officers from the Special Investigation Division. The scam began with…

  • Thailand News

    Thai cybercrime nightmare: 50 billion baht online fraud shocks nation

    Thailand has been plunged into a cybercrime crisis, with online fraud cases skyrocketing to a staggering 50.87 billion baht in damages over the last 21 months. Deputy government spokesman Karom Polpornklang disclosed today, December 7, that the Royal Thai Police website, www.thaipoliceonline.com, has been inundated with a whopping 405,194 fraud complaints from March 1 last year to November 30 this…

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    Thailand intensifies fight against online fraud

    A heightened crackdown on online fraud and call centre scams is in motion, as directed by Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. The 61 year old PM’s call for increased vigilance arose after he was personally targeted by scammers. His advice for the public is to adhere to the guidelines provided by the Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry to avoid…

  • Crime News

    Thai student’s tragic death after falling victim to iPhone online scam

    A tragic incident unfolded in Nakhon Si Thammarat when a 19 year old student was found hanged in her home after falling victim to an online scam. The fraudsters duped the victim, Atiya, into paying 20,000 baht for an iPhone 13 that never existed. The police launched an investigation yesterday to capture the culprits, including a woman who held an account…

  • Crime News

    Chinese teacher tricked out of 20 million baht by online love scam

    A 38 year old Chinese teacher has fallen victim to a devious online love scam where the fraudster tricked her out of over 4 million yuan, roughly 20 million baht. The South China Morning Post reports that despite numerous warnings from the police, the smitten teacher refused to believe she was being swindled by her handsome online lover. The shocking…

  • Crime News

    Online fraud cases in Thailand soar to 365,000 with 45 billion baht loss

    Over the past one and a half years, a staggering 365,000 online fraud cases have been reported, inflicting a massive loss of 45 billion baht, revealed Deputy Government Spokesperson, Karom Phonphonklang. This was in reference to the cumulative data gathered from the thaipoliceonline.com website, available from March 1 of last year until September 30 this year, provided by the Royal…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s DES ministry launches Anti Online Scam Centre amid rising fraud

    Amidst growing concerns over online fraud, the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES), in unison with the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) police and other associated agencies, is launching an Anti Online Scam Operation Centre (AOC). The AOC, which begins its operations on November 1, is set to function as a war room, implementing technology to provide intelligent assistance,…

  • Crime News

    Clickbait caper: 26 year old nabbed by cyber cops for online fraud

    A 26 year old man was apprehended by the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau and Sector 5 Royal Thai Police officials today, under allegations of cyber fraud. The man had reportedly set up a Line Group under the name Ek Pattani, a renowned Muay Thai expert, and successfully duped numerous victims into transferring money to him. The operation was led by…

  • Crime News

    Online impostors scam public with high-profile personas as digital deception thrives

    Members of the public are being targeted by fraudsters posing as high-profile business figures as online scams continue to run rife. Authorities warned potential investors to exercise caution and authenticate any investment links or messages they receive, following a spike in scam cases. The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry identified common traits among scammers, most notably the promise of…

  • Crime News

    Online fraudster arrested after six year chase, 6 million baht embezzlement unveiled

    A high-profile online fraudster who falsified her educational qualifications to secure high-level positions in large companies, and stole assets worth over 6 million baht, has been arrested after more than six years on the run. The arrest, which occurred yesterday, was made in the Bang Chak district of Phra Khanong, Bangkok. The 37 year old fraudster, Chicha Chaiyasit, was found…

  • Technology News

    Online fraud declines as Thais embraces digital safety measures

    Chaiwuti Thanakamanusorn is confident that online crime measures are effective, as statistics of online scams show a decline. The public is also increasingly aware and cautious, preventing themselves from becoming victims of online fraud. Chaiwuti, the Thai Minister of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), is urging the public to adopt measures to protect themselves from becoming victims of organized cybercriminal…

  • Crime News

    Online scams: Thai restaurant reservation fraud nets 140 million baht in July, warns CCIB

    Warnings of escalating online fraud rings capitalising on the growing demand for restaurant reservations have been issued by the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB). Based on emerging reports, a significant financial hit of over 140 million baht landed on consumers in July due to a proliferation of online scams. According to the latest information detailed by the CCIB spokesperson, Police…

  • Crime News

    Online gambling raid nets three arrests, seizes over 920,000 baht

    The police conducted a series of raids on properties in both Bangkok and Loei on Saturday, apprehending three individuals under dubious circumstances, allegedly tied to the operation of online gambling websites. Deputy National Police Chief Roy Ingkapairote yesterday revealed that these arrests were the handiwork of the Police Cyber Taskforce (PCT) who’d been inspired by suspicious activities linked to several…

  • Crime News

    Thai Android users lose money in ThaID app scam orchestrated via SMS

    In an emerging threat to privacy and finances, Android smartphone users in Thailand are being entangled in a sophisticated cyber scam. Orchestrated through the pretence of updating the mobile app ThaID, the scammers acquire remote control of the victim’s phones, enabling them to steal funds. The Department of Provincial Administration (DPA) notified the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) of this…

  • Crime News

    Religious fraud: Police crackdown on Thai online racket dealing in bogus artefacts

    In a recent development regarding religious fraud artefact dealings, Thai police apprehended a member of an online racket. This syndicate, formerly led by a notable monk connoisseur branded as Pete Tha Prachan, had been noted for tricking unsuspecting victims into leasing Buddha statues and religious amulets, only to disappear without delivering the promised goods. Thai law enforcement investigators, under the…

  • Crime News

    Thai Police arrest woman for million-baht cyber scam

    A 44 year old woman was arrested by the cybercrime division of the Thai Police today for her alleged involvement in a fraud operation that lost victims over 1 million baht. The operation comprised a gang operating call centres, which conned their victims into revealing sensitive banking information. The call centres duped victims by pretending to be bank employees or…

  • Business News

    ChatGPT security: Asia-Pacific tops list in account breaches, Group-IB reveals

    In a comprehensive study conducted by the international cybersecurity corporation Group-IB, over 100,000 infiltrated ChatGPT accounts have been detected in concealed Internet marketplaces. In the last year, the majority of these ChatGPT credentials were discovered within the Asia-Pacific region, threatening ChatGPT security. Through the close survey of stealer-riddled devices, Group-IB identified upwards of 101,134 technological instruments storing saved ChatGPT credentials.…

  • Thailand News

    Two Thais arrested for defrauding Bangkok monk of 500,000 baht in online scam

    Thai cyber police yesterday apprehended two key members of a fraudulent call centre operation which orchestrated an elaborate financial scam, defrauding a monk out of almost half a million baht. Named Thitiwatch, aged 38, and 52 year old Ekapetch were arrested in Phaya Thai and Pleonchit districts of Bangkok under arrest warrants 407,408/2023 from Samut Prakan provincial court. The investigation…

  • Phuket News

    Facebook fraud: Lavish lifestyle of Thai duo results in arrest for 20 million baht scam

    A fraud scheme operated through Facebook has led to the arrest of a Thai couple in Phuket. The couple, a 37 year old man and a 34 year old woman, allegedly attracted victims to their deception by posting images of piles of cash and flaunting a luxurious lifestyle on their Facebook page. The couple cleverly executed a Facebook fraud scheme,…

  • Crime News

    Travel agency owner arrested for defrauding customers of 4m baht in European tour deposits

    Police apprehend a travel agency owner accused of defrauding customers out of 4 million baht (US$ 115,495) in deposit money for European tours. The suspect, 47 year old Supachoke, was arrested in front of his Thonburi accommodation after a considerable number of victims filed complaints. Yesterday, in response to several complaints, officers from the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) arrested…

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    Cyber police bust luxury home, arrest Chinese crypto gang for global investment scam

    Cyber police yesterday raided a lavish home in the Bang Na district of Bangkok and arrested a Chinese couple involved in an international cryptocurrency scam. The operation, ‘Trust No One,’ seized valuable assets worth millions and investigated other linked locations across the city. Cyber police officers recently launched the ‘Trust No One’ operation, targeting an international cryptocurrency scam operated by…

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    Fraudster nabbed after swindling millions in Bangkok investment scheme

    A woman sought for her alleged involvement in a fraudulent investment scheme was apprehended yesterday after evading capture for nine months. The 55 year old suspect, Pimpicha Suthornsupisal, stands accused of deceiving numerous individuals, resulting in millions of baht in losses. The arrest took place in a car park within a dormitory complex located in Bangkok’s Sai Mai district. Pimpicha,…

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    Key Chinese Ponzi scheme member arrested in Bangkok over cybercrime

    A key member of a Chinese Ponzi scheme network wanted in China for cybercrime, fraud, and investment scams, has been apprehended by immigration police. The 35 year old individual, known only as Zhao, was arrested following coordination between the Chinese embassy in Bangkok and the Immigration Bureau (IB). Zhao and his associates operated an investment firm that lured people into a…