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Chinese Mafia using ‘cyber slaves’ for digital scams

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October 8, 2022


The largest newspaper in the Netherlands, De Telegraaf, recently published a story on the emergence of cyber slavery in scamming compounds across Cambodia and other countries such as Myanmar and Laos. Salam, HRC’s survivor empowerment officer, was interviewed for the article, sharing his experience of being forced to scam whilst trapped in a compound in Cambodia. HRC’s director and founder, Mina Chiang, was also quoted, highlighting the difficulty of combatting this unprecedented crime as a result of operations frequently moving across borders. It is promising to see large news outlets from across the globe covering the issue of cyber slavery, playing a vital role in raising awareness.