After more than 100 people were tricked into going to Myanmar by questionable IT companies, India warned its people on Saturday about fake job offers being spread on social media.
So far, 32 Indian citizens who were transported to a remote area of Myanmar under the pretence of lucrative IT jobs have so far been rescued by authorities. The Indian side is cooperating with Thailand and Myanmar to assist up to 60 other people who are reportedly stranded in the same area, the Indian side is cooperating with Thailand and Myanmar.
The country’s missions in Thailand and Myanmar, according to a statement from the ministry of external affairs (MEA), had discovered cases of “fake job rackets offering lucrative positions to entice Indian youngsters for the posts of “Digital Sales and Marketing Executives” in Thailand.” “Dubious IT firms” engaged in cryptocurrency fraud and call centre fraud are running these swindles.
Therefore, the statement encouraged Indian people “not to get caught in such false job offers being made through social media platforms or other sources.”
The questionable businesses typically prey on “IT-skilled youth who are conned into believing that lucrative data entry employment in Thailand is available through social media advertisements as well as by agents stationed in Dubai and India.”
Reports say that the victims are taken across the border illegally, usually into Myanmar, where they are forced to work in horrible conditions.
Before travelling on tourist or visit visas for job purposes, Indians should investigate and confirm the qualifications of foreign employers through missions abroad. Before accepting a job offer, they should also look into the reputations of any potential employers and recruiting firms.
The majority of the Indians who were seduced by the Thai companies were unlawfully transported across the border to Myanmar’s Myawaddy region, which is difficult to access due to the regional security situation. Up to 300 Indian labourers may have been transported unlawfully to the Myawaddy region, according to some sources, but this could not be reliably verified.
The Indian embassies in Thailand and Myanmar have already reported the scam, and India has brought up the issue with both countries.
The embassies in Myanmar and Thailand are in contact with 50 to 60 additional Indian citizens who have requested assistance, despite the fact that 32 Indian nationals have already been assisted in leaving a restricted-access region of Myanmar.
People with knowledge of the case claimed that the precarious security situation along the Thailand-Myanmar border had made it easier for the corporations to entice the Indians. The majority of the workers only knew how to use a basic computer and had no idea that they would be transferred against their will across the Thai border into Myanmar, according to the people.