FBI Warns of Crypto Human Trafficking Rings in Asia29. May 2023
• The FBI issued a warning to US citizens and individuals living or traveling abroad about fake job ads that lure people to Southeast Asia.
• Victims are held against their will and forced to commit international crypto scams on unsuspecting victims.
• If workers were unsuccessful, they would reportedly face torture, abuse, murder, or be sold to another gang.
FBI Warns of Crypto Human Trafficking Rings in Asia
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a warning regarding fake job ads luring people to Southeast Asia and forcing them into committing international crypto scams on unsuspecting victims.
These scam mills target victims primarily in Asia by posting false job advertisements on social media and online employment sites. The proposed jobs range from tech support, call center customer service, and beauty salon technicians with lucrative benefits, salaries, and accommodation being offered as bait.
Once the victim is lured into the trap, they have their passports confiscated and are coerced into participating in the scamming activities. Should they fail at it, they risk facing torture, abuse, murder or even being sold off to another gang for exploitation.
In light of this situation the FBI has strongly advised US citizens as well as those living or travelling abroad to be cautious of false job advertisements linked to labor trafficking activities.
It goes without saying that if something sounds too good to be true it usually is – especially when it comes to such matters where one’s safety is concerned. Therefore it is important for individuals looking for jobs online not only ensure the authenticity of these offers but also consider all possible risks associated with them before taking any action