The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is eyeing the case of several Filipinos who were supposed to work as call center agents but ended up as scammers.
In a public briefing, DMW Undersecretary Hans Leo Cacdac said that the DMW Secretary already ordered to help those OFWs.
“Pinag-utos po ni Secretary Toots, halimbawa, ang mag-provide ng airport, accommodation, legal, financial, psychosocial counseling assistance sa mga OFWs na tinutukoy sa speech ni Senator Risa [Hontiveros],” says Cacdac.
In the privileged speech of Hontiveros, the senator said that the 12 OFWs who ended up working as scammers and were abdicated by the Chinese syndicate in Myanmar were successfully rescued.
According to one victim, they were recruited as customer service representatives or data encoders and offered a job in Thailand.
The Chinese mafia then took the OFWs to Myanmar and taught them how to scam foreigners on cryptocurrency.
According to Cacdac, the DMW and DFA have joined forces to help those victims under the same circumstances.
“Huwag po kayong mag-alala, rest assured, nakatutok po ang DMW sa kalagayan ng OFWs na tinutukoy ni Senator Hontiveros,” the DMW official confirmed.