53 Indonesians, duped to work at cyber scam center in Cambodia, are being held hostage: MoFA

Fifty-three Indonesians are being held against their will at a cyber scam center in Cambodia, Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, after they were lured to the country by fake job ads online.

The ministry says it has filed a formal request with the Cambodian police to ensure that the Indonesian citizens are freed and returned home.

“The victims were sent to Cambodia by recruiters — who are Indonesian citizens — to work as cyber scammers at a company owned by a Chinese citizen,” Teguh Adhi Primasanto, first secretary of the Indonesian Citizens Protection department at the Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh, said yesterday.

In full: https://coconuts.co/jakarta/news/53-indonesians-duped-to-work-at-cyber-scam-center-in-cambodia-are-being-held-hostage-mofa/

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