(CTN News) – Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin of Thailand has ordered a stepped-up campaign against phoney frauds and internet fraud. Scammers personally attacked the 61-year-old prime minister, prompting him to call for heightened vigilance.
His message to the public is to follow the rules the Ministry of the Digital Economy and Society (DES) set out so they don’t fall for these complex schemes.
However, Minister of DES Prasert Chantararuangthong has voiced doubt about the allegations, pointing out that inflated reports are usual. The National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA), the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB), and the Office of the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) have been assigned to deal with the matter, he added.
Furthermore, the ministry is investigating novel approaches of identifying scams. For example, if a SIM card makes an abnormally high number of calls in a short time—a common tactic used by scammers—mobile network providers might identify it.
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Online and phone center scams have also been addressed by the ministry’s plan. A monitoring center called PDPC Eagle Eye has been set up to keep an eye out for any possible breaches of personal information shortly.
Between November 9 and 20, the center examined the data management methods of 3,119 public and commercial organizations, and it found that 1,158 of them were insufficient.
We have asked the mentioned organizations to fix the problems. 781 have implemented the suggested changes since the advice was provided. According to the Bangkok Post, the PDPC has uncovered three cases of unlawful sales and theft of personal information.
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The perpetrators of these three crimes are currently facing legal action, while PDPC Eagle Eye is stepping up its inspection of around 9,000 organizations to uncover any more instances of personal information misuse or abuse.
The government will apprehend and punish those responsible for the illicit sale of personal data. The police will ask Interpol to help them when they think the criminals might be in another country.