Super Poll Highlights Massive Losses from Cybercrime


Super Poll has revealed that cybercrime — particularly call center scams — has caused significant financial damage to the public, with tens of billions of baht lost.

According to the pollster, in the last three months, criminals have managed to siphon off up to 1.5 billion baht from people’s accounts, with banks managing to mitigate the damage by freezing accounts worth only 11 million baht of that figure.

Super Poll recommends that banks and government agencies enhance their roles in combating cybercrime. These methods include employing advanced technology and revising laws to better detect and prevent suspicious money transfers. Such policies are expected to substantially reduce public financial losses.

Previously, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin issued an urgent policy directing the Royal Thai Police to ramp up actions against cybercrime, expecting visible results within 30 days. A committee has also been established to oversee and fast-track solutions to this pressing issue.

In the banking and finance sector, proposals have been made for state and commercial banks to collaborate on mechanisms that can quickly prevent and freeze accounts to stop the flow of money to criminals. Additionally, there are plans to update laws to more effectively address the increasingly sophisticated and complex nature of cybercrime.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.