As many as 13 Indian citizens who were trapped in fake job rackets in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia reached Tamil Nadu on Wednesday after being rescued and repatriated by the Indian embassies located in the southeast Asian countries.
“We have been actively pursuing the case of Indians being trapped in fake job rackets in Myanmar.
Last month, the Indian government issued an advisory, warning the country’s IT-skilled youth not to get entrapped in fake job offers being floated through social media platforms or other sources.
The September 24 advisory stated that fake job rackets offering lucrative jobs to entice Indian youths for the posts of ‘Digital Sales and Marketing Executives’ in Thailand by dubious IT firms involved in call-centre scams and crypto-currency fraud have come to the notice of Indian missions in Bangkok and Myanmar.
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The MEA said that instances of similar job rackets have also come to light in Laos and Cambodia and the Indian embassies in Vientiane, Phnom Penh and Bangkok have been helping in repatriating people from there.
The target groups are IT-skilled youth who are duped in the name of lucrative data entry jobs in Thailand through social media advertisements as well as by Dubai and India-based agents.