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Beware Of Scammers Calling From +697 Numbers

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Mobile users in Thailand have been warned not to answer incoming international calls from the prefix +697 to avoid being scammed.

Ms. Nopphawan Chaiyamun, the spokesman for the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES), addressed the issue following thousands of complaints and social media posts by users concerned about being duped by fraudsters.

Now the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society has coordinated with the NBTC and mobile phone service providers to solve the problem of scammers calling numbers within Thailand.

+697 is the country code for Fiji.

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

83 pubs in the capital were temporarily shuttered on Saturday due to fire safety failings.

Following the fire at a Sattahip pub in the early hours of Friday morning that left 15 people dead, the Governor of Bangkok ordered inspections at entertainment venues across all 50 districts.

So far over 400 Bangkok venues have been inspected to ensure fire exits and escape routes are adequate and up to standard.

With tourists starting to return, the governor said it was important to step up safety measures.

Governor Chadchart has ordered further inspections in a bid to weed out entertainment venues operating illegally.

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Thailand To Introduce 10-Year Visa For Skilled Workers, Investors

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Another week, and another new long-term visa proposal from the government.

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