The real victims of the Facebook catfish scam are scammers trafficked for work.
A special investigative work by Cambodian news outlet VOD interviewed an Indonesian migrant worker who was allegedly brought to Cambodia to work posing as a beautiful woman seeking investment in a cryptocurrency platform. .
The employee, who lives and works in the same building, said his personal phone was taken away. One said he was beaten and tasted for a mistake. The worker was rescued after one of his brothers saw “his TikTok describing forced labor and detention” and became suspicious of his sister’s working conditions. He sought out his NGO, which eventually intervened.