Demystifying online scams in Southeast Asia: Electric shocks and beatings for failure to complete tasks

IT Information-IT Home2022-09-23 10:18:27

Beijing time on September 23, a survey showed that some Indonesian workers were deceived by human traffickers’ fake recruitment to Cambodia to engage in fraudulent jobs on Facebook, and some were even willing to die for them.However, some victims also revealed that if they make mistakes or fail to reach the number of fraud completions, they will be subject to corporal punishment.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

One ​​of the victims, who went by the pseudonym "Sky", told the media that she entered the scam den through an introduction from her former boss, and used photos of young Asian women to create a fake Facebook profile, she was forced to chat with male netizens to get them interested in investing in a fake cryptocurrency.If the "client" quota is not met, do 50 extra push-ups for each missing client.

"I'm so stupid to believe him, but I don't have a choice. If I stay in (dorm) and do nothing, it's not just push-ups waiting for me."

The scam company was located in a building called Sun Residences in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and another victim named Asen entered the den with Sky. may receive electric shocks and beatings in addition to push-ups, he said.

Like Sky, he had to convince netizens to invest in the fake cryptocurrency, where unwitting parties linked their personal wallets to the parent company's.During a scam, he sent the wrong link, the scam was almost exposed, and he himself was severely beaten.

Assen shows the scar on his arm from punishment, but says, "I love the job, but this company hits us

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Cryptocurrency scams on Facebook are on the rise, with scammers often telling buyers that digital payment apps like Zelle and CashApp need to be updated to accept payments.

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