- Detectives urge caution about job postings
- Enforced crypto scams thrive in this region
FBI released warning for tourists traveling to Southeast Asia. They urged them to be wary of job postings. Scammers thrive in this region who lure people to work in crypto scam schemes.
Criminals in job openings indicate that it will be a job in tech support or customer service. They promise a good salary, free accommodation and comfortable working conditions.
Once in place, the tourist becomes a hostage of the gang. Under the threat of violence and confiscation of passports, he is forced to participate in crypto-scam schemes.
For example, there is a “slaughter of pigs” scam – we recently wrote about a recent high-profile case. An American woman became a victim of such a scam. She met a man on Tinder and believed his promises of profitable investments. The gullible woman transferred $8 million to the scammer. Interestingly, the American accused banks and the Binance platform, where the transactions took place, of her deception. But a US court acquitted the crypto exchange.
Recently, the Philippine National Police (PNP) rescued over 1,000 victims of human trafficking. These people were forced to work up to 18 hours a day extorting cryptocurrencies. Operators have trained “employee slaves” to convince strangers to buy cryptocurrencies or deposit funds into fake bank accounts. Basically, people from the USA, Europe and Canada became the victims of the scam.