Dismantling the Mae Sot border call center gang network

NBTC together with the Royal Thai Police Dismantling the call center gang network along the Mae Sot border

Pol. Gen. Dr. Natthorn Phoesunthon, NBTC Legal Officer and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Integrated Law Enforcement of Technology Crimes, etc., Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukwimon, Deputy Police Commander. R. Responsible for prevention and suppression work, Pol. Lt. Gen. Worawat Wattanakornbancha, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, Pol. Maj. Gen. Amnat Traiphot, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, and Pol. Maj. Gen. Thitawat Suriyachai, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Armed Forces 4. Along with officials from the NBTC and NBTC, jointly announced the results of the arrest of radio communications stations and illegal signal towers along the border in Mae Sot District, Tak Province.

After discovering the illegal transmission of telecommunications and internet signals to neighboring countries illegally which is part of the technology crime problem Especially call center gangs and online gambling websites.

Previously, the Royal Thai Police has cooperated with the NBTC in cracking down on illegal telecommunications stations. and organize signal towers along the border of neighboring countries from Khlong Yai District, Trat Province, Aranyaprathet District, Sa Kaeo Province, and Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai Province, to prevent Telephone and internet signals are broadcast across neighboring countries. In addition, there are continuous crackdowns and arrests of call center gangs. causing the call center gang to move their base of operations Entering new areas that can still rely on telephone and internet signals from the Thai side Especially the border area in Mae Sot District, Tak Province, which is an economic area and some parts are under the influence of minorities

Throughout the past several weeks A joint operation team of the police and NBTC has been in the area to gather news until it was brought into operation today. by seizing radio communications stations without permission and turn the antenna direction towards neighboring countries in the area of Mae Sot District, Tak Province, with 2 stations, and in the areas of Mae Sai District and Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai Province, with 4 stations.

It's an offense. “Have and use radio communication equipment and set up a radio communication station. without obtaining a license” according to Sections 6 and 11 of the Radio Communications Act. There is a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand baht. or imprisonment not exceeding five years or both fines and recalls and offense “Operating a telecommunications business which must receive Type One license without permission” according to Section 67 (1) of the Telecommunications Business Act is punishable by a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand baht.

Along with the arrest of 3 offenders, in this case, all said illegal radio stations were dismantled. and seize telecommunications equipment used in the act There can be a lot of mistakes. Sent to the investigating officer to proceed with legal proceedings

Additionally, the establishment of a mobile phone base station was detected. and turned the antenna direction towards the neighboring country, Mae Sot District, Tak Province, which caused mobile phone signal waves to cross into the neighboring country. As a result, the service area of telecommunications operators exceeds the territory of Thailand and encroaches on the territory of neighboring countries. Inspecting and finding several mobile phone base stations with the above characteristics, the NBTC Office has proceeded to notify the telecommunications business license holder. Uninstall some antennas or adjust the direction of the antennas or do anything else. Do not broadcast frequency signals outside of Thailand. to provide service area Located within the territory of Thailand

In addition, from May 2023 - present, it has been discovered that the sale of 7,668 SIM cards of mobile phones registered under the name of someone other than the actual user was sold to other people. Arrests were made. There are 20 suspects, divided into 12 Thais and 8 foreigners, being prosecuted according to the Royal Decree on measures to prevent and suppress technological crimes. This came into effect earlier this year.

The Royal Thai Police and NBTC have integrated cooperation in cracking down on illegal telecommunications stations. along with organizing signal towers to prevent them from broadcasting signals Telephone and internet roam to neighboring countries Strictly arrest sellers and those involved in procuring ghost SIMs and horse accounts in order to break the cycle of call center and online gambling gangs from being able to work as conveniently as usual. which received good cooperation from licensee operators There was also discussion on improving relevant regulations and laws to frame the use of technology in accordance with the government regulations. Create safety in life and Property for the people

In this regard, he has given a warning to the people. Be careful in using technology. Because at present, gangs of criminals are constantly developing their fraudulent methods. There are new strategies that focus on building credibility. causing the victim to panic Falling into the trap of a gang of criminals We ask people to be attentive, do not panic, do not believe, do not transfer, and do not give out personal information at all. It was also found that Gangs of scammers have paid to buy advertisements so that fake links or websites will appear in the top ranks. Or have access to a large number of platform users, with fake follow or like counts to build credibility. Cause when the people are deceived Online wants to report a problem to the authorities Press into a fake link or website Being deceived repeatedly creates Even more damage. Therefore, if you have questions or want to contact government or private agencies, please search for information from reliable sources

Source: Thai News Agency