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That call center tech scammer could be a human trafficking victim

Dec 8, 2023 The Register

Interpol increasingly concerned as abject abuse of victims scales far beyond Asia origins

Human trafficking for the purposes of populating cyber scam call centers is expanding beyond southeast Asia, where the crime was previously isolated.

Interpol revealed this week that an ongoing investigation has discovered evidence of abuse emanating from South America and also the Middle East.

Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar have typically been the hotspots of this type of crime since 2021 when it was first tracked by Interpol. 

The latest five-month operation discovered that victims from Malaysia were being trafficked to work in Peruvian call centers and Ugandan victims were being trafficked to Dubai for the same reason, only to be diverted to Thailand and then Myanmar…