Anti-call scam centre freezes 2,500 accounts


AOC freezes 2.5k scam accounts

More than 2,500 bank accounts were frozen for being linked to call-centre scams in the first two weeks of operations by the Anti Online Scam Operation Centre (AOC), according to government spokesman Chai Wacharonke.

The AOC, launched on Nov 1 as part of stepped-up government efforts to tackle call centre scams, received 38,564 calls from victims in the first two weeks and froze 2,671 accounts for being linked to fraudulent activities.

On average, these bank accounts were frozen within 15 minutes of the centre receiving a complaint, said Mr Chai.

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry early this week expanded the AOC’s capacity to handle a higher volume of…

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