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Thais Got 17 Million Scam Calls In 2022, 45% Phone Numbers Leaked


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by TNR Staff 


THE total number of scam calls made to Thais last year jumped by 165% to 17 million while over 45% of phone numbers in this country, or 13.5 million, had been leaked, according to Gogolook, the Taiwan-based developer of caller identification app Whoscall, Naewna newspaper said today (Mar. 31).


In its annual report Gogolook said the jump in the use of online services during the Covid-19 pandemic likewise led to fraud accelerating over the past two years without any sign of slowing down.


Altogether 405.4 million scam calls and messages were made and sent to global users in 2022. Although this is a drop of 13% compared to the previous year, fraud remains a significant issue.


Full story: https://thainewsroom.com/2023/03/31/thais-got-17-million-scam-calls-in-2022-45-phone-numbers-leaked/



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Internet services have come at a price... convenience, that is fine but protect your yourself wisely

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My wife is always getting this calls, she must be on some 'sucker' list somewhere. That said, she now says she lives abroad and does not need there services. They should break down the figures of those suckered by IQ and us show the results

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My new phone now alerts me of suspected scam calls....telemarketing and internet protocol calls

Very helpful and now so simple to block!

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