After nearly 40,000 people were scammed over the past weekend with their bank accounts and credit cards showing unexplained transactions, the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) offered a number of solutions.
CCIB Chief Commissioner Kornchai Klaiklueng said yesterday that the central bank will be advised to register all online stores and ensure that account holders are notified of all transactions, large or small, to avoid such issues in the future. to prevent.
The scammers are believed to have stolen up to 10 million baht by withdrawing small amounts from various accounts. In the current system, account holders are not notified of small withdrawals.
Police believe the scammers likely used multiple sources to steal the money, including:
• Stealing information through applications that link users’ credit and debit cards to their bank accounts.
• Fraudulent links sent via text messages.
Credit card and CVV numbers were stolen by store employees and sold on the black market.
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