The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday, 24 September, indued an advisory regarding fake job rackets which target IT skilled youths in India.
The ministry said that instances of fake job rackets, which offer lucrative jobs to entice youths for posts of ‘Digital Sales and Marketing Executives in Thailand.’ The ministry says that its Mission in Bangkok and Myanmar noted dubious IT firms involved in call-centre scam and crypto-currency fraud.
A press release from the MEA stated:
“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.”
The ministry said that the target groups are IT skilled youth who are being “duped in the name of lucrative data entry jobs in Thailand through social media advertisements as well as by Dubai and India based agents.”
The victims are allegedly being taken across the border illegally, majorly into Myanmar and held captive to work under harsh conditions.
On Friday, the MEA had issued an advisory for Indian nationals in Canada, in the wake of a “sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada”.