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Just Had A Call And Questioning From DBD

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I just had a call from a Thai women claiming to be from DBD. When I spoke English she hung up and another women called back minutes later.

 

They claimed to be updating the DBD business database, they asked me to confirm my company address, phone number and number of employees who work here.

 

Call me paranoid although in this environment I don't welcome unusual calls from gov offices asking questions out of the blue.

 

Has anyone else with a business had a call recently?   The telephone numbers both began with 061413.....

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2 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

DBD?

Department of Business Development.. 

 

..they maintain company database and issue company registration certificates in Thailand.

 

www.dbd.go.th

 

Im wondering if the call was legitimate and if their questioning had an alternative motive other than to 'maintain the database'

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Your hunch is likely correct, Immigration is checking on ALL of us...

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DBD Thailand.

https://www.dbd.go.th/dbdweb_en/

 

Maybe the above. Look at their site there is mention of updating regional / local records.

 

But phone number  ....61    strange.

 

61 is the country code for Australia.

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, scorecard said:

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DBD Thailand.

https://www.dbd.go.th/dbdweb_en/

 

Maybe the above. Look at their site there is mention of updating regional / local records.

 

But phone number  ....61    strange.

 

61 is the country code for Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

OK I will take a look at the site about regional updates.

 

Phone number 061 is also for AIS, it might be an internal VOIP system they are using for their phones? (lower cost calls etc).

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10 minutes ago, scorecard said:

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DBD Thailand.

https://www.dbd.go.th/dbdweb_en/

 

Maybe the above. Look at their site there is mention of updating regional / local records.

 

But phone number  ....61    strange.

 

61 is the country code for Australia.

 

 

 

 

it's a mobile number, it's common for them to use personal mobile phones

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11 minutes ago, Benroon said:

Call them ?

I did and I was on hold for 20 minutes after pressing the 'English' option so I decided not to waste more time on it.

 

I hope it was just a routine call but I'm always cautious. I expect it would be a different government run office who would have called if there was an issue (labor/revenue/immigration/etc) although you never know!

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After that case reported this morning about the Russian woman being arrested for using a Thai nominee shareholder in her company

 

 

they're probably just compiling a comprehensive database of non-trading companies with farang directors and no employees that own land. I'm sure their intentions are honourable and there's no way this is the next step in removing all those pesky, sweating farangs living here long-term who decided to buy a house via the company route using Thai nominee shareholders. They'd never do that, would they?

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Sounds not right, but then no questions or information for any kind of fraud.

 

What number did they call from? can always call back and see who answers

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I let my accountant handle all communications with dbd and revenue 

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On 6/28/2019 at 12:18 PM, NightSky said:

Department of Business Development.. 

 

..they maintain company database and issue company registration certificates in Thailand.

 

www.dbd.go.th

 

Im wondering if the call was legitimate and if their questioning had an alternative motive other than to 'maintain the database'

why not say so, all of these abbreviations give me the hump, who the hell in a normal world would know what DBD means.

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1 minute ago, soalbundy said:

why not say so, all of these abbreviations give me the hump, who the hell in a normal world would know what DBD means.

It's a TLA

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