Rabu, 31 Mei 2023

45 Indonesian Citizens Become Victims of Scammer Companies in Laos

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Previously, the www.hukumindo.com platform has talk about "This woman lost IDR 2.38 billion Because of Fraudulent SMS", "How To Report Online Scammer Or Fraud To The Police In Indonesia", you may read also "What's The Difference Between Police Report and Public Complaint?" and on this occasion we will discuss about '45 Indonesian Citizens Become Victims of Scammer Companies in Laos'.

As many as 45 Indonesian citizens (WNI) are reported to have become victims of online scamming companies in Laos. The Indonesian Embassy in Vientiane also urged local authorities to follow up on the case. The Director for the Protection of Indonesian Citizens and Legal Entities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Judha Nugraha, said the Indonesian Embassy in Vientiane received a complaint from an Indonesian citizen with the initials MNH who claimed to have left a scamming company in Laos with dozens of other Indonesian citizens. They became victims of the company, where they were asked to work as online scammers with their passports being held by the company.[1]

"On Wednesday, 24 May 2023 afternoon, the Indonesian Embassy in Vientiane received a complaint from Brother MNH who stated that 45 Indonesian citizens including himself had left the company where they worked as online scammers in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone. Their passports were being held by the company," said the company. Judha in his statement, Friday (26/5). Judha also said that the Indonesian Embassy in Vientiane immediately followed up on the complaint by sending a request for assistance with picking up passports to the Lao police who were in Bokeo the next day. "The Bokeo Police have met Mr MNH and 7 other Indonesian citizens to ask for their statements and take their photos. The Indonesian Embassy in Vientiene continues to monitor the progress of the investigation process and law enforcement steps taken by the Bokeo Police," he said.[2]

Judha said that until now there were at least 29 cases of Indonesian citizens being handled by the local Police. The Indonesian Embassy in Vientiane always "monitors and encourages local authorities to follow up on cases" that befell Indonesian citizens in accordance with applicable legal procedures. Previously, a viral video on social media showed a group of Indonesian citizens claiming to be stranded in Laos because their passports were being held by a company. The narrator of the video said he and the Indonesian citizens had been stranded for four days in the foreign country because their passports had not been returned.[3] And if you have any legal issue in Indonesia territory, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist you. 


*) For further information please contact:
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References:

1. "45 WNI Jadi Korban Perusahaan Scammer, KBRI Laos Desak Tindak Lanjut", www.cnnindonesia.com., Diakses pada tanggal 28 Mei 2023, Link:  https://www.cnnindonesia.com/internasional/20230526204255-106-954603/45-wni-jadi-korban-perusahaan-scammer-kbri-laos-desak-tindak-lanjut
2. Ibid.
3. Ibid.
 

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