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UN Report Reveals Alarming Threat of Forced Fraud in Southeast Asia, Putting Hundreds of Thousands at Risk

UN report warns Hundreds of thousands of people in Southeast Asia Are being threatened and forced to commit fraud in the online world inflict massive damage

Foreign news agencies reported that The UN released a new report on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, saying there are now hundreds of thousands of victims in Southeast Asia. Are being intimidated by organized crime groups to commit fraud online Many of them are victims of human trafficking. and face many violent incidents both torture and sexual harassment

“People who are intimidated to work in these fraudulent operations. must endure non-human treatment during forced crimes,” said Volker Turk, High Commissioner for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR). “They are the victims. They are not criminals.”

The report also stated that It is difficult to assess the extent of the victims in Southeast Asia. Because these actions often take place in secret. Plus the gap in the response of the staff.

However, reliable sources point out that There are at least 120,000 people across Myanmar. In a situation where they are forced to commit fraud online. While in Cambodia there are about 100,000 people.

The report also states that This online scam generates billions of dollars every year. The victims were brought in from across ASEAN, mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Asia and as far afield as Africa and Latin America, with Laos, the Philippines and Thailand among the main destinations. or a passage to transport these people

Most of the victims brought into online scam operations are men. Although there are some women and adolescents.

These networks have been very beneficial during the COVID-19 pandemic. After casinos in many countries had to close because of control measures. As a result, casino operators moved to less scrutinized areas. Including disputed areas and the online world. In addition, the COVID crisis has caused many foreigners to lose their jobs and become stranded abroad because of border closures.

Lockdowns are also causing people to spend more time online. and at increased risk of falling victim to online scams.

Cambodian police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun said: He has not seen this UN report. But he had doubts about that number. “I don’t know how to respond. Where did they get that number from? Have they investigated yet? Where did they get this information from? Foreigners can say whatever they want to say.”

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2023-08-29 18:59:00

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