The FBI warns that scammers attract people to work overseas, promising high salaries. Upon arrival, they take away passports and force them to participate in scams related to digital currencies.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned of false job postings. Which are offered by scammers to lure people to work abroad and force them to participate in cryptocurrency scams.
According to the FBI, scammers post false job ads on social media. As well as on Internet job sites, inviting people to work in Southeast Asia. Jobs related to tech support, call centers or beauty salons are offered. Applicants are offered good wages, various benefits, travel, lodging, and meals.
Upon arrival, passports are taken away from people. And then they are forcibly held, intimidated and forced to participate in international cryptocurrency fraud schemes. Thus effectively holding them in slavery.
At the same time, victims are told that they must pay mounting debt for travel. As well as accommodation and food, and sometimes sell people to other criminal groups. People are also intimidated by threats to turn them in to local law enforcement.
Our experts point out that those looking for work abroad are advised by the FBI to be wary of strange wording in job postings. As well as offers with unusually high salaries and benefits. Also, when moving to another country, tell relatives and friends the details of the new place of work.