Five cases of Macau residents being tricked into working illegal jobs in various countries in Southeast Asia have been reported to the Chinese Judiciary Police.
Young Macau residents are paid high salaries to work in Dubious jobs abroad
Macau residents are being offered high paying casino jobs in countries such as Cambodia, Thailand, and Laotians.
At a press conference held on August 18th, the Judiciary Police shared information that two men and three women reported on offers they or their family members received involving work at casinos abroad. Young people in their twenties are the majority of the victims.
One of the cases was reported by a young woman, whose brother was lured to Laos with a public relations position at a casino where a friend of his was working. He was offered a monthly payment of $5,000 but was forced to perform fraudulent activities when he arrived. He was eventually able to escape. He is located in Southeast Asia and is safe, according to his siter.
The man who received a similar offer for a PR job with a high salary decided not to go and reported the case to the police because he saw reports of job scam on the news.
Three women that were going to travel to Cambodia for jobs at a casino were persuaded by the police to give up their trip.
People are being warned by the police to be vigilant
The Judicial Police held a press conference to warn residents about the risks of job offers. The police said that the scam job offers can be found on websites, social media and even friends and relatives. They warned people to be cautious, especially if the offer includes working and payment conditions that are too good to be true.
The victims of such job scam are usually trapped after being lured abroad. They are sometimes held hostage or imprisoned and forced to do illegal activities, such as telephone fraud.
Similar reports were made from Hong Kong
The authorities in Hong Kong have reported similar cases in the past. 20 Hong Kong residents have been tricked with such scam job offers abroad, where they were trapped, and they or their relatives tried to get help from the Hong Kong police. The police reported that 10 of them are safe in Hong Kong, while eight are still not. A special task force has been set up by the Hong Kong authorities to help victims of such scam.
Five cases of Macau residents being tricked into working illegal jobs in various countries in Southeast Asia have been reported to the Chinese Judiciary Police. One of the cases was reported by a young woman, whose brother was lured to Laos with a public relations position at a casino where a friend of his was working.