11 July 2024

Pheu Thai party’s Digital Wallet scheme is expected to be launched during the first half of next year, but before the Songkran festival in April.

Deputy spokesperson for the Pheu Thai party, Treechada Srithada, said today (Thursday) that viral social media claims that they have cancelled the scheme, amidst the spread of a fake application asking people to register to receive the 10,000 baht subsidy, was fake news.

Treechada said that the Pheu Thai-led government is determined to launch the scheme, which is currently being set up, adding that some ill-intentioned elements have spread fake news that the party has decided to scrap the scheme.

She also warned members of the public not to fall prey to call centre scammers who are sending messages, containing links, to their cell phones, asking them to clink the link if they want to receive the subsidy.

Meanwhile, Minister of Digital for Economy and Society Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn said that officials have notified Google, asking them to block the fake post on its website.

He said that the fake post asks members of the public to register on their application if they want to receive the 10,000 baht, adding that, once they download the app, they risk having their bank deposits emptied by the scammers.

Anyone who suspects that they have received such a message can call 1111 extension 87 for help.