information posted on the Policespokesmen Facebook page says people should be very cautious when receiving phone calls from call centres.
Five points to watch out for:
1) The caller will often tell the receiver that he/she is an official from the Bank of Thailand or some other bank and that the receiver has an overdue credit card debt, or his/her card has been cancelled.
2) The caller will often claim that he/she is a central bank official and that a large sum of money has been transferred from abroad to the receiver's account. The caller will often tell the receiver that an inheritance has been transferred into his/her account and certain financial transactions will have to be made.
3) The caller will say that he/she is a government official and that the receiver has to transfer a sum of money for legal purposes.
4) The caller will tell the receiver that his/her child has been kidnapped and the receiver must immediately transfer an amount of money to the caller's account.
5) "Scam mail" numbers will usually have a +331 or +337 prefix. Crooked call centres use scam mail to obtain money through deception and/or fraud.