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M’sian Scammed Into RM1.8K Job Offer For Playing Games Was Held Captive & Almost Sold To Thailand

today17 May 2022

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Recently, a 14-year-old almost became a scam victim and risked himself of being sold to Thailand for labour after falling for the promise of a job that offers RM1,800 monthly by simply playing games.

Zhang left his house on 22 March and fortunately, 3 days later, he was safely brought home.

According to an interview with China Press, Zhang’s mother said that her son fell for the words of his peer, who he met through online games and who is also a school dropout.

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“He promised my son a job that offers RM1,800 per month and persuaded him to go to Johor for the job,” she explained.

After hearing the job offer, Zhang took the bus from KL to Johor Bahru all by himself.

Zhang safely reached JB but his arrival did not turn out to be the sweet dream that was promised to him.

“He was immediately locked in a wooden house and his photocopy IC was also confiscated,” Zhang’s mother said.

Zhang also said that when he was being…

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Written by: Quinny Tan