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Thousands of people, both Thais and foreigners, who signed for the country’s Thailand Pass program received a fraudulent phishing email asking for personal details.
The emails, which were sent out over the past several days, asked the recipient for their details including their full name, their date of birth, and the last four digits of their passports.
🚨 Yesterday, 1,000’s of people received this email. The thing they all had in common was that they had signed up for Thailand Pass. Some told me they had only signed up a few days ago. Others said they used a unique email to sign up. If you get this email, do not reply #Thailand pic.twitter.com/eaOLN9fcFr— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) March 8, 2022
Authorities are advising those who receive the email to not respond to the queries and to delete and block the address.
The Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which runs the Thailand Pass program, have said previously that security was of the utmost importance and that previous personal data leaks linked to the program had been fixed.
Calls to the government spokesman on Tuesday were not immediately returned. The Prime Minister’s Office said they were unaware of the incident and would investigate. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not immediately return calls regarding the incident.