Thais bombarded with most fraudulent messages

Thais bombarded with most fraudulent messages

Thais bombarded with most fraudulent messages

Thais received the highest amount of false information in Asia in 2023, with over 58 million information received, according to the visitor identification software, Whoscall.

Whoscall recently published its 2023 review, which revealed that Thai people received a total of 79 million unscrupulous SMS messages and calls last month, an 18 % increase from 2022’s 66.7 million calls and messages.

Last year’s number comprises 20.8 million calls, a 22 % increase from the previous year’s 17 million calls, and 58.3 million messages, an increase of 17 % from 49.7 million messages in 2022.

Thais were the most vulnerable to false SMSs in Asia next year thanks to the 58.3 million information. According to the report, the emails typically contained dangerous artificial links and malware.

However, Asia’s overall pattern is the opposite of Thailand’s as the globe saw a complete of 347.3 million fraudulent calls and messages in 2023, a 14 % decrease from 405.3 million over the same time frame.

For the next month in a row, the figure dropped. According to the review, Thailand received the most deceptive SMSs per person on average, with each Thai people receiving an average of 20.33 SMSs.

The report, according to Thitinan Suttinarapun, advertising director for Southeast Asia at Gogolook, the firm behind Whoscall, shows that Thais are the most susceptible to the threats posed by those false information and calling in Asia.

Hucksters are changing their methods to make them more difficult, such as making claims that they are speaking to them for the benefit of a state agency or shipping company.

She advised Thai people to simply rely on trustworthy sources for their information. She also suggested using Whoscall because it has helpful features that aid people from avoiding scams.