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Cops to seek international body’s assistance to track six victims of Cambodian job scam

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Cops to seek international body’s assistance to track six victims of Cambodian job scam

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Mohd Azman speaks at the press conference. With him are (from right) Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Mancha Ata, CCID Sarawak chief Supt Maria Rasid and her deputy DSP Jimbun Dian.

KUCHING (April 26): The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will seek the help of Interpol under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 2002, to locate six Sarawakian men who fell for a job scam in Cambodia.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Dato Mohd Azman Ahmad Sapri said the state Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) has opened two investigation papers under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

“We have received six police reports between April 20 and 22, 2022 lodged by family members of the victims, who are said to have been cheated into working in Cambodia,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

It was informed that the victims, aged between 19 and 39, are from Kuching and Serian.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that all six victims had been offered job opportunities in Cambodia by an agent (suspect).

“They then went to Cambodia but once there, they were forced to do fraudulent work at a call centre,” said Mohd Azman.

He reiterated the call by PDRM advising people against being fooled by lucrative job offers being advertised and promoted over the internet, especially on social media.

“Many syndicates usually advertise such jobs in newspapers, and via Facebook, WhatsApp and WeChat apps, offering lucrative salaries and various facilities to draw people…

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