MEA Cautions Against Fake Job Rackets In Thailand Targeting Indian IT-Skilled Youth

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday issued an advisory regarding fake job rackets in Thailand targeting IT-skilled Indian youths. As per the official press release by the ministry Indian youths are being enticed with “lucrative jobs” for the posts of ‘Digital Sales and Marketing Executives’ in Thailand by dubious IT Firms. The firms are involved in call-centre scams and crypto-currency frauds, it added. 

“Instances of fake job rackets offering lucrative jobs to entice Indian youths for the posts of ‘Digital Sales and Marketing Executives’ in Thailand by dubious IT firms involved in call-centre scam and crypto-currency fraud have come to our notice recently by our Missions in Bangkok and Myanmar,” said the ministry. 

“The target groups are IT skilled youth who are duped in the name of lucrative data entry jobs in Thailand through social media advertisements as well as by Dubai and India based agents,” it added. 

The victims are said to be taken illegally across the border mostly in Myanmar and held captive to work under harsh conditions, stated the press release.

The ministry advised Indian nationals to verify the credentials of the foreign employers before taking up the job offer. 

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“Therefore, Indian nationals are advised not to get entrapped in such fake job offers being floated through social media platforms or other sources. Before travelling on tourist/visit visa for employment purposes, Indian nationals are advised to check/verify credentials of foreign employers through concerned Missions abroad, and antecedents of recruiting agents as well as any company before taking up any job offer,”

On Friday, the ministry had issued an advisory for Indian nationals and students residing in Canada against rising numbers of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada. 

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“There has been a sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada. The Ministry of External Affairs and our High Commission/Consulates General in Canada have taken up these incidents with the Canadian authorities and requested them to investigate the said crimes and take appropriate action. The perpetrators of these crimes have not been brought to justice so far in Canada,” said the ministry in a statement. 

“In view of the increasing incidences of crimes as described above, Indian nationals and students from India in Canada and those proceeding to Canada for travel/education are advised to exercise due caution and remain vigilant,” it added. 

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