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8 Oct 2022

Khmer Times

Cambodia: Authorities rescue and repatriate 80 Indian victims of job scams from Cambodia; Indian govt. warn of fake job scams

"India rescues 80 of its nationals from Cambodia from fake job racket", 8 October 2022

Around 80 Indian nationals from Cambodia who were held captive in fake job rackets have been rescued, India said … and added a word of caution asking citizens to remain extremely careful of dubious jobs they accept.

He further added that some of these have been released from Myanmar’s captivity and some are with Myanmar police as they entered the country illegally. Over instances of similar job rackets in Laos and Cambodia, Bagchi said that Embassies in Vientiane, Phnom Penh and Bangkok have been helping in repatriating people from there.

“We have issued advisories in this regard. Our embassy in Phnom Penh has issued advisories. I would like to reiterate to everyone to be extremely careful what kind of dubious jobs you accept because once you are stuck there it gets very difficult to bring you back safely. This is a word of caution,” Bagchi noted.

“Around 80 people have been rescued from Cambodia but it is an evolving number,” he added. Earlier, India … said that it has rescued around 45 Indians trapped in fake job rackets in Myanmar…

Bagchi further warned Indian citizens to cross-check before accepting dubious employment offers overseas and apply extreme caution against such jobs..., in an advisory to Indian citizens, the MEA had cautioned IT skilled youth who were the targets of such fake job rackets.