Several fake “ThaiChana” websites have appeared online in an attempt by hackers to steal the personal information of shoppers registering on the government platform.
The system is designed to monitor how many people are inside a shop or place of business at any given time and can be used to send alerts to shoppers if they have been in an area at the same time as someone who is discovered to have the coronavirus.
More than five million people have used the application to check-in and out of businesses and shopping malls since it was launched a week ago.
However, scammers have created numerous fake websites that bear a resemblance to the real ThaiChana platform in an attempt to steal personal information and data.
Some people have also reported receiving SMS messages on their smartphones with links to fake websites, encouraging them to register their information or download a fake application.
Examples of fake websites include:
- thaichana.apk (application)
The government has warned people to be aware of such scams and use the official thaichana.com website only.
If anyone suspects a fake website related to the ThaiChana program, they can report it by calling 1119.
Source: Anti-Fake News Center