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Porn site links masked as ringtone offers in Thailand

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Adult / November 23rd 2012 at 4:21PM

Alleged ringtone scam instigated to avoid strict censorship laws.

An alleged porn scam was recently at the centre of a family watchdog complaint in Thailand, after it was rumoured that fake free ringtone offers were being used to lure people to lurid material.

Upon clicking the link to a site supposedly offering free ringtones, the unsuspecting user would be presented with pages offering something far more alarming.

The president of the watchdog group, Anya-orn Panicheungrat complained to the authorities in a bid to get the sites blocked "in order to protect children, families and society."

It is thought that the scam was being used to avoid government censorship of such sites. Pornography in Thailand is illegal to produce, distribute or possess with intent to show publicly, but personal possession is allowed.

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