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Posted on: October 06, 2022 | Back | Print

Embassy of India

Instances have come to our notice recently wherein Indian nationals are being lured for employment in Thailand or Lao People’s Democratic Republic – also known as Laos, particularly for the posts of ‘Digital Sales and Marketing Executives’ or ‘Customer Support Service’ by dubious companies involved in call-centre scams and crypto-currency fraud in Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Laos. Agents in Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore and India associated with these firms are recruiting Indian nationals by taking a simple interview and the typing test, and are offering high salaries salary, hotel bookings alongwith return air tickets and visa facilitation. Victims are illegally taken across the border into Laos from Thailand and held captive to work in Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Laos under harsh and restrictive conditions. Visa on Arrival in Thailand or Laos does not permit employment and the Lao authorities do not issue work permits to Indian nationals coming to Laos on such visas.

Also there has been gradual increase in instances of many Indian nationals falling in trap of human traffickers/agents who are lured into Laos for bright future prospects but ultimately falling in traps or taken hostages by criminal syndicates indulging in illegal activities and forced to work in strenuous conditions under constant physical and mental torture.

Therefore, Indian nationals are advised not to get enticed and entrapped in such fraudulent job offers and are requested to exercise extreme caution and verify the antecedents of recruiting agents as well as any company before taking up any job offer in Laos. For any help or clarification on job offers in Lao PDR, please contact Indian Embassy at Emergency Contact Number 00856 20 55536568.