296 Taiwanese linked to job scams still in Cambodia, other Southeast Asian countries

A Taiwanese diplomat on Tuesday said there are still around 300 Taiwanese nationals who are believed to be victims of job scam rings in Cambodia and have not returned to the country, even after the government’s months-long effort to bring them home.

Wallace Chow (周民淦), director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MOFA) Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said that as of Dec. 12, the Taiwan government had assisted with the return of 403 Taiwanese people, many of whom were allegedly lured to Cambodia with offers of fake lucrative jobs and then forced to work for fraud rings.

However, there are still 296 Taiwanese in that situation who have not yet returned to Taiwan, Chow said at a news briefing.

In full: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202212130012

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