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Thailand’s scammers have struck again, nabbing 16 million baht from a Chon Buri businessman through an app.  They used what they claimed was an Internal Trade Department app to take control of the victim’s phone. The victim, 40 year old Watchara Srichuengcharoenchai, said one of the scammers called him on Friday, claiming to be an …

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What puzzles that why did he never verify with the particular department or ministry regarding this new message. Normally there will be a public announcement if any such applications are being rolled out and there will be a time frame to install and activate. Another question is why did the bank notice when a huge chunk of money is being transferred continuously? Normally if there are more than one transaction of huge sum or maximum transaction allowable amount, the bank would automatically stop it to verify from the account holder. I wonder how Thai banks operate without such controls for its customers. 

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