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BI warns young professionals against scammers offering work abroad

The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday warned young professionals against scammers offering call center or BPO work abroad with a high salary after some turned out to be recruitment for a crypto scam operation.

“In some instances, they are ushered, they are transported from an Asian country to Myanmar so they can work there in a crypto scam,” said Immigration spokesperson Dana Sandoval

“And pagdating po doon, makakatanggap po tayo ng reports na sila po ay sinasaktan, may physical torture po, hindi pinapasweldo ng tama, and sila po talagang binibiktima doon and pinipilit din po silang mambiktima ng ibang mga tao,” she added.

(Once there, we received reports that they were abused, there was physical torture, they were not paid, and they were forced to also fool other people.)

Citing the Department of Foreign Affairs, Sandoval said there have been hundreds of victims already.

“That’s why we are sending the message out there for those who want to work abroad… not to fall, not to be victimized by these schemes na usually po sa internet, sa social media platforms nang a-attract po ng kanilang mga biktima,” she said.

Back in January, Senator Risa Hontiveros revealed in a privilege speech instances where Filipinos have become victims of human trafficking after being offered call center jobs in Myanmar and Cambodia. —VAL, GMA Integrated News