Cybercrime police and Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) on Monday, July 11th, collaborated to bust fourteen scam call centers hidden across Banglamung. One suspect who reportedly took care of all fourteen facilities was arrested.
A combined team of police led by Pol. Lt. Col. Ruangkrit Sirimachan raided fourteen scam call centers in Banglamung’s Nong Pla Lai subdistrict at 9 AM on July 11th. Each center was located in separate rental rooms, apartments, or houses. The officers impounded 46 Wi-Fi routers and 101 private automatic branch exchanges (an automatic telephone switching system used in enterprises) in total.
According to reports, this operation took place after Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) established the 1185 AIS Spam Report Center, which received complaints about scam calls from mobile users and referred them to cybercrime police to proceed with legal action.
Officer Ruangkrit revealed to local media that one male suspect (name withheld by law enforcement) was arrested so far for allegedly running all fourteen facilities. According to the officer, the suspect sent a wifi signal to another scam call center in neighboring countries, where it was used to deceive Thai citizens.
Regarding the 1185 hotline service, Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) established this hotline to allow citizens who are bothered by scam calls or messages to report the problem to officers, who will then block those numbers or messages.