Cybercrime blitz shuts thousands of websites

Cybercrime blitz shuts thousands of websites

An ongoing govt anti-cybercrime campaign has so far resulted in the particular suspension of over 50, 000 fraudulent bank accounts and the closing down of almost 2, 000 betting websites, deputy authorities spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said yesterday.

Ms Rachada said government firms such as the Royal Thailänder Police, the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES), the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Fee (NBTC), Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) and the Bank of Asia are collaborating within the campaign, that began last year.

She said 58, 463 fraudulent bank details had been suspended, plus 1, 830 gambling websites were taken down in 2022.

More than 118, 530 phone numbers had been suspended also for phishing text messages, the lady said.

Ms Rachada said Amlo had launched a list of bank account fraud suspect names which should be closely monitored.

The particular NBTC has knowledgeable 8, 000 cell phone users who own over 100 sim credit cards each to verify their identity prior to the end of The month of january as a means to reduce call-centre scammers and online banking scams, she said.

As part of the marketing campaign, legal action had been filed against eight call-centre scam gangs based in neighbouring areas with arrests associated with 166 suspects, she said.

Ms Rachada stated that the Royal Thai Police has an on-line platform,, in which the public can villa cybercrime complaints.

According to law enforcement data, there have been 163, 091 cybercrime situations lodged in the past ten months, with victims losing 27. 3 or more billion baht in total.

Some 51% of cases reported involving celebrations who are operating abroad, police said. Most are call-centre scams which usually lure victims to get or transfer their money. The deficits are estimated to be about 15. 6 billion baht.

Cybercrimes dedicated locally, such as online shopping scams, online financial loans, and Ponzi techniques, made up 40. 5% of cases. Others include ransomware plus fake overseas job recruitment agencies.