Agencies Collaborate on Cybercrime Suppression
BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society has reported an overall decline in “rogue” bank accounts and online crime complaints, following the implementation of the 2023 cybercrime suppression and prevention act.
Digital Economy Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn said his agency aims to continue its efforts to prevent and suppress cybercrime by working with relevant units, including banks, the Royal Thai Police and telecommunication service providers. A committee has been appointed to ensure efficient and timely action to combat cybercrime, with Royal Thai Police Commissioner-General Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas leading the effort.
Prevention measures include the swift closure of fraudulent "rogue" accounts used for money transfers, enforcement of laws against the illegal use of SIM cards, and the monitoring of suspicious financial transactions.
The committee will also work towards preventing the illegal use of Thai telephone and internet signals along the border. The public is meanwhile advised to be cautious of scams and sending links.
The national police chief further noted a rise in online product-related cases in early May, with perpetrators often based in neighboring countries – making arrests challenging.
Authorities have been working to adjust their systems to combat online crime, including cases of deceptive online job advertisements, unfulfilled product purchases, impersonation of government officials, and money transfers related to loans. The public is urged to report any online criminal activity and to be aware of the dangers of cybercrime.
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