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    Thailand Cracks Down on International Call Center Scam

    Thai authorities have arrested 71 people, including a number of Chinese nationals, in a raid targeting a fraudulent call center operation in Nakhon Si Thammarat province. The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) spearheaded the operation, uncovering a large cache of electronic devices and financial documents purportedly used in the scam.


    The crackdown took place in various locations, with a hotel in Chawang district being identified as a primary base for the operation.


    During the press conference at Chawang Police Station, officials revealed that some employees were allegedly tricked into leaving China and then forced to work for the criminal gang. The operation, which saw the collaboration of the DSI, Immigration Bureau, and communications regulatory bodies, signals Thailand's intensified efforts to combat the growing threat of cyber fraud.


    The operation also brings to light the complex challenges in combating worldwide scam networks and fraud, prompting all relevant agencies to further strengthen digital security measures to protect the public from financial harm and deception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    t being identified as a primary base for the operation.
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    Major Call Center Scam Bust in Nakhon Si Thammarat

    Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand – A significant breakthrough occurred when authorities apprehended a total of 55 Chinese and 35 Thai individuals in Nakhon Si Thammarat. The arrests were made in connection with a large-scale call center scam that had been operating in the region.


    The Investigation


    The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau received crucial information about the illicit activities and swiftly coordinated with local law enforcement. This joint effort culminated in a series of raids across the Chawang district, targeting multiple locations suspected to be involved in the scam.

    The Raided Places


    During the course of this operation, authorities raided eight specific places:


    1. Hotel: The investigation led them to a hotel where the suspects were allegedly conducting their fraudulent operations.
    2. Commercial Buildings: Several commercial buildings were also targeted, believed to be hubs for the scam.
    3. Houses: Residential properties were searched, uncovering evidence related to the criminal activities.
    4. Warehouse: A warehouse was among the locations raided, possibly serving as a central point for the scams operations.


    The Chandee Sub-District


    One notable detail is that these targeted places were all situated in the Chandee sub-district, an area just outside the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Chandee is known for its diverse population, including both Thai and Chinese residents, and hosts numerous businesses.

    Seized Items


    The authorities made significant seizures during the raids:


    – Computers: A total of 228 computers were confiscated, presumably used for running the call center operations.
    – Mobile Phones: 1,037 mobile phones were recovered, likely containing crucial evidence.
    – SIM Cards: 521 mobile phone SIM cards were found, indicating the scale of the operation.
    – Bank Books: 80 bank books were seized, potentially linked to financial transactions.
    – Firearms: Guns were discovered, raising concerns about the criminal group’s activities.
    – Unpaid Tax Items: The suspects were also in possession of items related to unpaid taxes.

    Charges and Legal Implications


    The arrested individuals face a range of charges, including violations of the Immigration Act, the Customs Act, and being part of a clandestine group with unlawful intentions. Legal proceedings are underway, and the suspects will be held accountable for their actions.


    Community Vigilance


    This successful operation underscores the importance of community vigilance and cooperation in combating such scams. Authorities encourage residents to report any suspicious activities promptly, ensuring the safety and security of the region.


    As the investigation continues, the focus remains on dismantling criminal networks and safeguarding the public from fraudulent schemes.


    Major Call Center Scam Bust in Nakhon Si Thammarat - The Phuket Express

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    I wonder how many working at the call centers were actually willing participants.

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