Korean Language Training Center Accused of Swindling Hundreds of Citizens

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Korean Language Training Center Accused of Swindling Hundreds of Citizens

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:08 am

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia Breaking News: On10 October 2019, ten people went to file a complaint with the authorities, claiming they represent hundreds of people who were scammed by the Samsung Korean Language Training Center. They said that the victims had all paid between US$1000-3000 to enrol at the language center which promised to find them jobs in South Korea. The so-called training center is located in Kbal Domrei 2 village, Kakab 2 commune, Por Sen Chey district, Phnom Penh.
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When no jobs materialized, and nobody left for Korea, the people asked for their money back, and they were told by a representative of the company that they must wait until 10 October. This morning, on 10 October, there was no money and the victims realized that they had been cheated, so they went to the police. The police are at present trying to contact the manager of the training center, who has gone missing. Journalists today were unable to contact him by telephone.
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Re: Korean Language Training Center Accused of Swindling Hundreds of Citizens

Post by Mishmash » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:30 am

I guess they mean this one - which is nearby to me.. Kbal Domrei - Kakap 2



Would YOU pay $3000?

100's of complaints...

I'm gonna take over the lease - open up the UK Language training centre - charge 2k - get 200,000$ over a couple of months and skip town..

My God it's tempting!!!
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Re: Korean Language Training Center Accused of Swindling Hundreds of Citizens

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:34 am

Another Korean language school, the Buncheon Korean Language Training School in Kampong Chhnang, is being accused of defrauding students. These fraudulent "language schools" are also operating as illegal job recruitment centers, promising jobs overseas. Many of the students go into debt to pay for the school fees in the hope of getting a well-paid job in South Korea. Unfortunately, unscrupulous people running these operations, often take the money from the students, and then close the school. The local authorities are accused of turning a blind eye to irregularites.

Pich Sros investigates school fraud in Kampong Chhnang
Long Kimmarita | Publication date 12 December 2019 | 23:46 ICT

Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) president Pich Sros is to further investigate the case of a Korean language school in Kampong Chhnang province suspected of cheating more than 300 people with promises of working abroad.

Sros said that he will submit a report to the Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng to review the case after concluding his investigation.

At least 40 out of the 300 people who claimed to have been defrauded thumb-printed a request for intervention from Sros, who is a member of the Supreme Consultation Forum.

They said they had been cheated out of between $2,000 to $3,000 for enrolment at the Buncheon Korean Language Training School in Kampong Chhnang town.

A petition submitted to Sros in October claimed that the director of the school, Sorng Sokkong, and three others took the money promising a refund if they did not get to work in South Korea.

However, when no one managed to get work in Korea, the operators of the school failed to return the money.

The petition, which was obtained by The Post, said despite intervention being sought from relevant authorities, they had been unable to get their money back.

Sros told The Post on Thursday that after investigating the complaint, he suspected that the case might involve local authorities, especially the Kampong Chhnang provincial Department of Labour and Vocational Training that allowed the school to operate.
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