Promised jobs in Thailand, forced into cyber fraud in Laos; FIR filed


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Atleast 25-30 Indian youngsters were allegedly duped by a gang that promised them high-paying jobs in Thailand and eventually smuggled them to Laos where they were forced to work in a call centre, making fraudulent calls to Europe, US and Canada. Mumbai Police registered an FIR on Sunday based on a complaint from one of the Indians, Thane resident Siddharth Yadav, 23, who managed to return to the country with the help of the Indian embassy in Laos. The matter is now being probed by the Crime Branch. According to Yadav’s complaint, he and three others working with him were...