Taiwanese police escort two suspects who were deported from Bangkok earlier this month and are believed to be involved in scam cases in Cambodia. Photo: Taiwan Criminal Investigation Bureau via AP
Taiwanese police escort two suspects who were deported from Bangkok earlier this month and are believed to be involved in scam cases in Cambodia. Photo: Taiwan Criminal Investigation Bureau via AP
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Cambodia’s Chinese scam gangs are forcing desperate young Asians into crime – and the pandemic only made things worse

  • Debt-saddled youngsters from across Asia are being trafficked by criminal gangs to work in scam call centres defrauding their compatriots
  • Most victims are from Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, but Indonesians, Malaysians and even Kenyans are also being duped by the scam call-centre gangs

Taiwanese police escort two suspects who were deported from Bangkok earlier this month and are believed to be involved in scam cases in Cambodia. Photo: Taiwan Criminal Investigation Bureau via AP
Taiwanese police escort two suspects who were deported from Bangkok earlier this month and are believed to be involved in scam cases in Cambodia. Photo: Taiwan Criminal Investigation Bureau via AP
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