Cops seek Interpol’s help in locating Sarawakians trapped in Cambodia job scam

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KUCHING: Police will seek Interpol’s assistance in locating six Sarawakians who were allegedly victims of an employment scam in Cambodia.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Comm Datuk Mohd Azman Ahmad Sapri said the families of the victims filed complaints with the police on April 20 and 22, claiming they had been tricked into working in Cambodia.

“Initial investigations revealed that the victims had been offered attractive jobs in Cambodia by employment officers.

“They realized they had been duped when they were forced to do phone scams,” he said at a press conference at state police headquarters here Monday, April 25.

Comm Mohd Azman said the victims, all men between the ages of 19 and 39, were from Kuching and Padawan.

He said the state’s Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) opened two cheating investigation documents in connection with the case.

“Bukit Aman CCID will work with Interpol to trace the victims in Cambodia and take action against the employment officers involved,” he said.

Comm Mohd Azman also advised the public not to be fooled by job postings offering lucrative pay on social media to avoid falling victim to employment scam unions.

He said they could contact the CCID Scam Response Center on 03-2610 1559/1599 or the CCID Information Line on 013-211 1222 (WhatsApp and SMS) for advice or to provide information on the crime in line.

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