Dodgy job offer in Sihanoukville

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Dodgy job offer in Sihanoukville

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So me and a couple of mates got offered work as “Customer service representatives” for a big “blue chip” company in Otres.
$800 to $1000 a month plus all food and accommodation. :beer3:

They wanted native English speakers but it’s for a Chinese company and they wouldn’t say who it’s for as “It’s to protect their security” etc.
The guys pushing it are Singaporean and any basic questions were not answered or they waffled on about “data protection” etc.

The clincher is that you have to stay in their complex for six months and they keep your passport, citing COVID as a reason. You can’t even leave on your days off. They wouldn’t even let us drive down saying they’ll organise all transport. :ROFL:

Sounds like some boiler room scam to me.
I’ve also seen the same advert on a few FB groups but they’ve all been taken down.

Just a heads up. Avoid like the plague.
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Illegal for an employer to withhold an employees passport, steer well clear.
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:thumb: @OP Good heads up. Other expats in dire straits might not be thinking so straight. Looks like an "out of the frying pan..." situation.
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Of all the scams out there I think this type is one of the most inhumane, barbaric, and despicable. At least when you get scammed out of money by a fake investment firm or a phone scammer you're free to make more money however you want, but what you're describing is modern slavery.
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Perhaps the OP could advise who contacted him and his mates, & how, to offer them these jobs
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You can possibly leave the complex from the 9th floor balcony
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mannanman wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:09 pm So me and a couple of mates got offered work as “Customer service representatives” for a big “blue chip” company in Otres.
$800 to $1000 a month plus all food and accommodation. :beer3:

They wanted native English speakers but it’s for a Chinese company and they wouldn’t say who it’s for as “It’s to protect their security” etc.
The guys pushing it are Singaporean and any basic questions were not answered or they waffled on about “data protection” etc.

The clincher is that you have to stay in their complex for six months and they keep your passport, citing COVID as a reason. You can’t even leave on your days off. They wouldn’t even let us drive down saying they’ll organise all transport. :ROFL:

Sounds like some boiler room scam to me.
I’ve also seen the same advert on a few FB groups but they’ve all been taken down.

Just a heads up. Avoid like the plague.
Please give me their phone number, send it as a pm. I want to flesh this out and pretend interest in a job. I'll not be an easy mark for them.
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I too would like to hear what they say but, by the sounds of things, they give you nothing. They would have been better off befriending a native English speaker to recruit. Could be a honeypot to lure unsavouries, but too taciturn. The type of person they do employ probably hasn't got a passport, or is one of the Brady Bunch.
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Re: Dodgy job offer in Sihanoukville

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The Judge wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:33 am
mannanman wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:09 pm So me and a couple of mates got offered work as “Customer service representatives” for a big “blue chip” company in Otres.
$800 to $1000 a month plus all food and accommodation. :beer3:

They wanted native English speakers but it’s for a Chinese company and they wouldn’t say who it’s for as “It’s to protect their security” etc.
The guys pushing it are Singaporean and any basic questions were not answered or they waffled on about “data protection” etc.

The clincher is that you have to stay in their complex for six months and they keep your passport, citing COVID as a reason. You can’t even leave on your days off. They wouldn’t even let us drive down saying they’ll organise all transport. :ROFL:

Sounds like some boiler room scam to me.
I’ve also seen the same advert on a few FB groups but they’ve all been taken down.

Just a heads up. Avoid like the plague.
Please give me their phone number, send it as a pm. I want to flesh this out and pretend interest in a job. I'll not be an easy mark for them.
Pm sent
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