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Woman Beaten With Hot Iron, Raped And Held Captive For 37 Days In Job Scam

Woman Beaten With Hot Iron, Raped And Held Captive For 37 Days In Job Scam

Lina advised the public not to easily trust job offers or advertisements on social media.

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A 25-year-old woman named Lina (not her real name) fell victim to a job scam that promised her a high-paying job and attractive benefits.

However, her excitement quickly turned to terror as she was held captive and abused by the scammers.

Lina, who had previously worked in Singapore but was laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was struggling to find a new job when she received an offer from a friend.

The job promised her a monthly salary of tens of thousands of ringgit, plus all expenses for her flight, visa, and accommodation.

She was thrilled and accepted the offer after being offered it four times.

The Promise Of A High-Paying Job Turns Into A Nightmare

Upon arrival at a large building in an unknown country, Lina was separated from her friend and immediately put to work without rest.

She was taught how to transfer money and was forced to transfer money from her Malaysian account to another country.

She was not allowed to take breaks or even go to the bathroom without permission.

I felt something was wrong on the first training day, but I couldn’t do anything about it, so I continued working. I wanted to leave every day, but it was difficult because I felt like I was being watched.

Job scam victim Lina on wanting to escape but unable to do so.

Lina was caught and held captive in a dark mice-filled room when she attempted to escape.

She was only given rice and sauce for two days, beaten with a hot iron, and raped by the boss’s spy. She was told that she had to pay RM50,000 to leave the room.

After 37 days of captivity, Lina managed to escape with the help of the army.

Lina Warns The Public To Be Wary Of Job Scams

Lina, whose plight was highlighted by Sinar Harian, advised the public not to trust job offers or social media advertisements easily.

She advised people to investigate them thoroughly before making any decisions.

This is a tragic reminder that job scams are still prevalent and that we should always be cautious when accepting job offers, especially those that seem too good to be true.

The issue of job scams and modern slavery is a serious concern, and the Malaysian government is taking steps to address it.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim recently brought back victims of a job scam syndicate in Cambodia.

Job fraud syndicates are led by gangsters from China who operate through sophisticated fake profiles and shadow websites.

They lure debt-saddled youths from Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries with promises of high salaries in online sales or eternal love before enslaving them to carry out scams themselves.

They risk being beaten to a pulp, sold to another syndicate or having their organs harvested.

READ MORE: 24 Malaysians Who Fell For Job Scams In Cambodia Have Safely Returned Home

READ MORE: Two M’sian Teenagers Safely Return Home After Being Duped By “High-Paying” Job Scam In Myanmar

Here are some tips that can help you avoid job scams in Malaysia:

  1. Research the company before applying.
  2. Be wary of unsolicited job offers.
  3. Never pay for a job or training.
  4. Be cautious of high-paying jobs that require little to no experience.
  5. Don’t share personal or financial information until you verify the company’s legitimacy.
  6. Report any suspicious activity to the authorities.

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