16 rescued after ‘forced to work as scammers’ in Cambodia

Sixteen Malaysians who were held against their will in Cambodia were rescued by Cambodian police on Tuesday, said Bukit Aman criminal investigation department director Abd Jalil Hassan.

In a statement today, Jalil said the 15 men and one woman ranging from 19 to 43 years old, who were “forced to work as scammers”, are now being held in Phnom Penh and are awaiting a flight to Malaysia in the near future.

“All the victims claimed they were deceived by an advertisement offering jobs as customer service officers in Cambodia with travel costs taken care of,” said Jalil.

In full: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/04/09/16-rescued-after-forced-to-work-as-scammers-in-cambodia/

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