Online crime law Effective today (17 Mar)

Nonthaburi, March 17, DES joins forces with the Royal Thai Police Department of Special Investigation, Office of the NBTC, Bank of Thailand Thai Bankers Association Anti-Money Laundering Office Discuss after the Online Crime Suppression Decree came into force today

Special Professor Wisit Wisitsorn-at The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) revealed that on Thursday (March 16, 2023), the government notified the news through the Royal Gazette website that an Emergency Decree (Royal Decree) had been issued. ) Defeat online crime by this royal decree It is a law on preventive measures and Technology Crime Suppression B.E. by phone or electronic means And each day many people were deceived. Has a very high damage value Including to maintain the safety of the country, the safety of the public. and stability in the country's economy By publishing in the Royal Gazette It will come into force from today (March 17, 2023) onwards when the Royal Decree fight online crime Declared The victim can immediately notify the bank to suspend the horse's account. This law is an important law pushed by the government to solve online fraud problems. and all online crime issues The problem is expected to be reduced for sure. for maximum penalties for offenders involved in online crimes. shall be liable to imprisonment from 2 to 5 years or to a fine from 200,000-500,000 baht or both

Miss Siritida Phanomwan Na Ayudhya, Assistant Governor Payment Systems Regulatory and Consumer Protection Division Bank of Thailand He said that the Royal Decree on measures to prevent and suppress crime in technology will play an important role in addressing financial threats directly. And when combined with the BOT's set of measures to manage financial fraud that will raise the level of prevention, detection, response and response to financial threats in the banking sector to the same standard, it will help to solve the problem completely. In this regard, the BOT will follow up and accelerate financial institutions to comply with the Decree and the BOT's measures to complete as scheduled. as well as assessing effectiveness to continually and timely improve the resilience of the banking sector against financial threats.

Pol.Lt.Gen.Worawat Wat Nakorn Bancha, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Embassy, said the Decree on Preventive Measures and suppression of crime in technology, 2023, allowing victims to report complaints to investigators across the country. or via online reporting system The Royal Thai Police will prepare the investigative staff and the online reporting system to support this decree. Arrest the offender for opening a horse and horse sim account. Including those who are engaged in procuring or advertising horse accounts and horse sims to continue the case.-Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency