Thailand: ATM transfers to gangsters ‘can be cancelled’

 Thailand: ATM transfers to gangsters ‘can be cancelled’

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Thirty-nine financial institutions agreed yesterday to let customers duped into wiring money to gangsters via ATMs to contact their call centres to cancel the transfers.

Seehanat Prayoonrat, chief of the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO), said after meeting with the institutions’ representatives that the victims often realised they were fooled right after they had transferred the money, while the con artists would take 10-15 minutes to withdraw the money. If the banks were alerted and suspended the transfers in time, the gangs would have less chance of carrying out their criminal deeds, he said.

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