Public advised not to buy fake charity wristbands

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Department of Medical Services (DMS) are advising the public not to believe rumors that wristband revenue is actually being used for charity donations.

DMH Director-General Sqn. Ldr. Boonruang Triruanworawat has said that some wristband sellers on social media are claiming that money collected for the bands will be used as donations to the DMH or to a mental health hospital, but it is just a false gimmick as the DMH does not produce the wristband and has not received donations from any sellers.

The DMH will be prosecuting individuals who have made such claims, while the general public are advised not to believe in any false advertisements these groups may put out, reported Thai News Bureau.

DMS Deputy Director-General Paskorn Chaivanichsiri has also refused the claim, saying that he has confirmed with Chiang Mai Neurological Hospital, which is supposedly the recipient of their revenues, but the hospital has never actually used this method to raise income.

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