A Malaysian man lost all of the money that he earned in Singapore to a scam after flying to Myanmar in an attempt to save 2 of his “girlfriends” that he met online.
He was forced to stay in Myanmar and work for the scammers as their interpreter and recruiter for 7 months, before a local businessman saved him, according to China Press.
26-year-old Li Zhi Cong spoke to China Press and said that he met two women on Facebook, who told him that they were trapped in Northern Myanmar by some Chinese men.
They told him that if he (Li) didn’t pay the men the ransom, their treatment would get worse and the local police would arrest them.
Wanting to save the two women, Li sent them about RM500 and RM1,000 every month and agreed when they asked him to come to their rescue in Myanmar.
However, he was then brought to the KK Garden compound in Myanmar when he arrived last August, which houses the numerous scammers and their victims and made to scam other people.
Li was forced to work as a recruiter and interpreter for the scammers and lost the money that he had painstakingly earned in Singapore.
Li found himself held against his will for 7 months before a Malaysian-Thai businessman known as Mr Huang, came to his rescue.
Li is set to return home today (19 February)/
He told China Press that he didn’t doubt the women’s identities, and he even flew to Thailand by himself when one of the women asked him to come and work for her cousin’s company as an interpreter.
It was later revealed that the two “women’ was actually a man who disguised himself as them.