Police and NBTC join in committee to combat illegal use of VoIP


Bangkok – The Royal Thai Police Office is working with the National Broadcast and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to take aggressive action against companies offering illegal Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, which are utilized by telephone scammers.

Tourist Police have coordinated with the NBTC’s telecommunications administration office to create a joint committee for inspection of VoIP providers that utilize signals managed by TOT, CAT Telecom, True, AIS and DTAC after finding the service is being used for confidence trick schemes.

The committee will look into regular cases, national security cases and special crimes, such as illegal call centers, and will maintain 24 hour coordination with the five mobile service providers. It is hoped the cooperation will improve tracking and apprehension of violators. The committee is to begin work next week.

VoIP providers that allow other entities to rent their technology are violating the telecommunications act of 2001 and face a fine of up to 100,000 baht.