Illegal sim card seller arrested, 17-year-old.
The Cyber Police arrested an illegal sim card seller who is only 17 years old. Police Lieutenant General Worawat Watanakornbancha along with related officials arrested Noratat 17 years old from Ranong Province on 24 May 2023. Offcials also found evidence including 703 sim cards, a phone, and 2 sim card readers. Police received information about an online sim card seller using a Facebook account. A Facebook account posted online stating “Unregistered Sim cards for sale from AIS, TRUE, and DTAC”. There was also a description of the price and number of sim cards available.
When purchasing a sim card in Thailand, you must register and provide your ID card or passport. This helps provide personal information and can be used to track the number. Noratat stated to the police that he makes money by selling online products. The sim cards were purchased from a big sim card seller in Ranong. He then posted an advertisement online about sim cards for sale. The suspect used his personal Facebook account. Soon many customers were interested as this is an easy way of getting numbers to use in Thailand without registration.
The suspect also sells legal sim cards and will register the buyer’s information on the sim card. He then ships the product to the customer according to the order. Police have arrested the suspect facing charges relating to the advertisement and sale of unregistered sim cards. Many countries require sim card registration. This is to help protect consumers as criminals often look for numbers to use in scams, online gambling, and other fraudulent tactics. Criminals will look for ways to continue their work without being detected and remaining anonymous.
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