Crime Suppression Division police give details of a busted romance scam. (Police photo)

People working from home in compliance with government policy to stem the Covid-19 pandemic should be aware of six online threats, deputy police spokesman Pol Capt Siriwat Deepo said on Tuesday.

The six online threats are:

1. Cyber bullying. People working from home on the internet could be exposed to false information, persecution, accusations and defamatory comments which coud damage other people. Sharing of such messages could be deemed defamation under Section 328 of the Criminal Code.

2. Hacking. Their computers could be hacked and their personal data stolen for illegal financial transactions and other purposes. They could become victims of phishing and duped into disclosing personal data such as bank account…

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