Cambodia prime minister receives scam text message from Taiwan

Taiwan Telegram user tried to con Cambodian leader into wiring money.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that he received a text message on Telegram from a suspected scammer based in Taiwan on Sunday (March 12).

At 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sen announced he received a text message with a fraudulent offer one hour earlier (10 p.m.), reported The Cambodia China Times. The prime minister stated that the sender posed as a well known Cambodian businessman.

The message was composed in English and asked Sen to remit money to the “businessman.” Sen directed officials to investigate the incident, and they determined that it originated from a Telegram account created by a fraudster.

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