BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 – The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has issued a warning to the public, asking them not to fall easy prey to con-man claiming to be AMLO authorities.
The issuance of warning came in response to reports that a number of people have been tricked into losing millions of baht daily to a call center gang disguising itself as the AMLO. The bogus callers usually scare their victims by accusing them of being involved in drug crimes, and then order the victims to prove their innocence by transferring their money the gang’s account for verification of its origin.
According to the AMLO, people who fall prey to these tricksters are those who rarely follow news. The scam is rampant in Northern and Southern provinces as well as the vicinity of Bangkok. The agency advised those getting this type of telephone call to stay calm and then hang up immediately.
Anyone experiencing such an incident can call the AMLO’s 1710 hotline to inform officials.