Over 213 Reports of Overseas Labor Scams in Recent Weeks 國人受騙海外工作事件頻傳 宣導仍難遏止

Police have received at least 213 reports of overseas labor scams in recent weeks. Despite the government's public awareness campaigns, hundreds of Taiwanese people have fallen prey. An anti-scam organization that rescues victims has decided to stop accepting rescue missions for Taiwanese and Malaysian people.


This assault of a scam victim took place in Cambodia. A social worker that was trying to help victims fell prey themselves.

Wang Hsiu-yuan, Youth Lecturer, Chinese Childrenhome and Shelter Association: “I am still in contact with them, but off and on. They only found out it was a scam after they got there. If they didn't do as they were ordered, they were yelled at or beaten or locked in a small room. They didn't want to stay there.”

Rescues often require cooperation between police and civic groups. The Global Anti-Scam Org, which has long worked in Cambodia, recently dropped a bomb on Facebook, saying it is no longer accepting cases involving Taiwanese or Malaysian people that arrived in Cambodia on or after Aug. 3.

Candy, GASO Volunteer: “Our goal is to prevent these people from going to these places. However, when the situation ends of like this, you have to ask yourself what you're doing and why you're doing this.”

Public awareness campaigns by the government have been ineffective in preventing Taiwanese workers from answering job ads in other countries. GASO says it risked its own people to rescue over 60 Taiwanese victims and didn't get so much as a thank-you from a single person. The Criminal Investigation Bureau has received over 213 Cambodia scam reports so far.

Liao Yi-li, Detective, Crime Prevention Affairs Sec., CIB: “If the company that placed the job ad doesn't appear legal and it is offering high-paying jobs that don't require any experience, you should be careful.”

Police have issued countless warnings about Facebook job ads, but the number of victims keeps rising. The Control Yuan has ordered an investigation.

Yeh Ta-hua, Control Yuan Member: “This is a severe violation of human rights so it needs to be investigated.”

The Control Yuan wants to know if government agencies including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Labor have a clear grasp of the situation and if there are any cross-agency efforts to provide overseas aid and assistance and come up with response measures.

 

 

 

電擊毆打凌虐,這一幕幕,不人道對待,真實在柬埔寨發生,國人受騙海外工作,現在,就連社福機構追蹤個案,也掉入詐騙陷阱。

中華育幼關懷協會自立青年講師王修元說:「他目前是還跟我還有聯繫,但是就是滿斷斷續續的,他就是後來去了之後,才發現就是做詐騙,做不好就會被打被罵,然後還有被關小房間,然後他就不想要待那裡。」

為了逃離當地,除了靠警政單位救援,和民間機構合作,也不可或缺,但聲稱長期深入柬埔寨,營救被害人的全球反詐騙組織GASO,卻在臉書投下震撼彈。發出公告,強調機構拒絕受理,8/3起前往柬埔寨的台灣人和馬來西亞人。

全球反詐騙組織GASO志工Candy表示:「我們想要做的目的其實就是,希望可以阻止這些人再去這些地方,但是很事與願違的事情就是說,努力成這樣子,你們還是要堅持去,就是會感覺到為什麼要?為什麼還要去?」

即使政府部門等單位,努力宣導,仍有許多人,前仆後繼前往,甚至涉險救出60名被害人,還沒聽過一句感謝,而刑事局目前獲報案件,至少有213件。

刑事局預防科偵查員廖伊俐指出:「如果你要求職的這家公司,他並沒有明顯的合法立案,而且他開出的條件,可能是不需要任何的經驗,然後有高薪等等的這些話術,請民眾就務必要查證。」

警政單位不斷示警,臉書境外徵才,高機率是詐騙,只見,受騙海外工作,數量不減反增,監委也決定申請自動調查。

監委葉大華說:「我想這樣的一個狀況,是嚴重侵害人權,所以就立案來調查。」

由於全案,涉及人口販運及跨國救援,監委關切,包括外交部、勞動部等機關有沒有,清楚掌握現況;跨部會是否展開合作,提供跨海救援協助,並研擬因應對策。

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