Thai job seekers warned about offers of highly paid work in Myanmar, Cambodia and the Philippines

Thai job seekers warned about offers of highly paid work in Myanmar, Cambodia and the Philippines

The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised job seekers to exercise great caution when responding to online offers of highly paid jobs in Cambodia, Myanmar or the Philippines, saying that they may end up being victimised and paying a large ransom for their safe return to Thailand.

Tanee Sangrat, spokesman for the ministry, said that Thai embassies in the three countries have received many appeals for help from Thai citizens, who complained of being cheated by their employers, forced to work against their will, detained or assaulted if they refused to work as ordered or told to ask their relatives back in Thailand to pay a large ransom if they want to return to Thailand.

[File Image] Cambodian police check people as they try to cross the border to Thailand in the Cambodian town of Poipet on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Ban THEARO / AFP)

Thai job seekers warned about offers of highly paid work in Myanmar, Cambodia and the Philippines