The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration warned the public this afternoon in both the English and Thai language press conferences around fake Thai Chana (Victory in the Thai language) websites being used to gather people’s data.
Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman of the CCSA, stated that the government had got complaints of people being sent links and popups, etc. He clarified that the official Thai Chana website did not do this and did not track personal users purchase history or interfere with their privacy.
He encouraged the public to ensure the link they were following when checking in to a business was legitimate and to report any venues allegedly using a fake or incorrect QR code. He also said businesses should not force require customers to scan their own promotion QR codes to check in that could violate a customers privacy, such as ones that send customers promotions and shopping deals.
In other news, the Ministry of Interior has also ordered all Provincial Governor’s to ensure that all businesses are using the application or providing a manual check in and registration method, not just those who had recently been allowed to reopen. This has led to complaints and confusion on social media about why some venues, like family mart, are now requiring check in when they did not before.
The Pattaya News notes that if one does not want to use the QR code application they can fill out their personal contact information manually.