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A screenshot from a Youtube video promoting the website OL669, posted on September 29, 2022.

Warning Issued Over Football-Themed Investment Scam

The anti-cybercrime police said it was investigating complaints of fraud against a football-themed investment that allegedly lured people to send money before cutting off their withdrawals, and urged caution around online investments.

Workers remove barbed wire from a Sihanoukville compound in September 2022. (Mech Dara/VOD)

Scam Raids Hit 10 Provinces: Interior Minister

Interior Minister Sar Kheng acknowledged the buying and selling of foreign workers, plus violence and forced labor, at Cambodian compounds after police responded to 600 calls for help across at least 10 provinces.

Interior Minister Sar Kheng at a meeting to address human trafficking, held in Phnom Penh on Friday, August 26, 2022. Photo from the Facebook page of Sar Kheng.

Trafficking Rescues Reach Oddar Meanchey

Authorities have rescued 75 foreign nationals from a border town in Oddar Meanchey province following raids against online scam operations in Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh and elsewhere — though a local police official argued the work being done with forced labor was “normal.”