Human trafficking victim warns Pinoys: Facebook postings of Cambodia call center jobs 'scam'

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 25) — Postings on social media platform Facebook about job offers in Cambodia are scams, a human trafficking victim said.

Roy, not his real name, testified during a Senate hearing on Wednesday and narrated how he was forced to work as a scammer in Cambodia.

READ: Hontiveros: Filipinos lured to work as crypto scammers in Cambodia

Initially exploited as a crypto scammer preying on people in certain dating apps to invest, Roy shared that he was then tasked to recruit fellow Filipinos through Facebook posts.

"Nagpo-post kami sa Facebook groups, sinabihan kami na Pilipino lang ire-recruit," he revealed.

[Translation: We posted in Facebook groups and were told that only Filipinos would be recruited.]

Sen. Risa Hontiveros, who bared about the human trafficking scheme in Cambodia last week, asked Roy if all the postings on Facebook about customer support or call center are fraud.

Ron said: "Yes po, 100 percent po. Papalabas nila na customer service, chat support, pero pagdating du’n gagawin kang scammer."

[Translation: Yes, 100%. They will say it is a customer service or chat support job, but they will make you a scammer when you get there.]

Facebook was invited to the hearing, but the company declined.

Hontiveros said Filipinos must be wary and not entertain such posts.