Puttaphong Punnagun From the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society and Police Colonel Ek Siriwat from the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) also referred to as the Cyber Police reported the arrest of Wuttiwat Chuenmanoh and Chawan Kornraknugpai after many victims filed complaints for stealing their identities.
The suspects create fake Facebook accounts and advertise jobs online. When a victim contacts them to apply for a job the suspects will ask them for personal information such as their ID card and phone number. The information is then used to open E-wallets and to hack the victims’ Facebook accounts. The suspects pretended to be the victim by sending messages asking to borrow money from their online friends. A lot of people will choose passwords that are easy to remember, this is not always good as it also makes hackers happy.
The money is transferred to the E-wallet, the wallet info is then sent Chawan. He then creates codes for the money accessible online to whoever has access to the codes. Chawan sells the codes to gamer groups and websites with e-wallet buyers. Chawan makes 10% of the sales. The suspects have been doing this since 2016 and with damages of over 34 Million THB.
Police wish to warn the people to never send personal information online, even if it’s for a job application. Many hackers prey on the innocence of others, in this case, they prey on people in need of a job. If it is required, make sure to scan your ID card with your signature on the copy stating the specific position in the job application. Another important advice is to never set your password with your phone number or personal information that is easy to hack, a mix of numbers and capital letters is always safer.
FB Caption: The money is transferred to the E-wallet, the wallet info is then sent Chawan who sells the accounts online.