HK$200,000 a month Cambodian casino job turns into ransom nightmare for young Hongkonger

University graduate in his 20s flew to Cambodia for job as ‘croupier’ only to discover he was to work for scammers.

A jobless university graduate from Hong Kong was lured to Cambodia with the promise of a high-paying casino post and held against his will when he refused to pay a ransom, police have revealed.

The 22-year-old was one of 20 city residents since January who became trapped in Southeast Asia after they fell for employment or relationship scams.

The force on Thursday said the man in his 20s fell victim to the employment trap in January after returning to the city upon completing his master’s degree overseas.

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