Please hold for harassment
Behind those annoying phone calls from telemarketers lies a network of people _ often major banks and credit cards _ leaking your information which is then sold at a premium. And right now Thailand has no privacy laws to stop the practice
We get them all the time: unsolicited phone calls and texts from someone trying to sell something. Most of us just shrug them off. But don't you wonder sometimes: Where did they get my number?
Well, the answer is your number _ and often a lot more about you _ is for sale on the internet. Your details are a product in a thriving business that sees one company you might have done business with pass them on to another that wants your custom.
Just Google "kai rai chue" (customer sales list) in Thai and you'll see someone offering numbers (probably yours included) for sale.
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