Man stranded in Thailand after travelling to fake crypto job

A young man is trapped in Thailand after he was lured on social media to a fake dream crypto job that didn’t exist.

Koh Sheng Yur, 19, is believed to have fallen victim to a job syndicate scam after he left his family home in Malaysia for a lucrative career abroad without his passport.

His mother Loke Chooi Tip, 56, has shared his terrifying ordeal after she received a daunting call from her son begging for help to return home on April 15.

She says he has been stranded for a month and is reportedly being held by crooks in Lay Kay Kaw, Myanmar, who have demanded his family pay cash to his supposed employer of the cryptocurrency company.

His family have confirmed that his location is verified but they have only been allowed to speak to him through text messages.

Koh’s mother has since alerted officials for help but remains confused as to how her son ended up in Thailand while his international passport is still at home.



His family said he managed to travel without a passport

The seamstress said: “It has been tough thinking about what is happening to him, whether he gets to eat, if he is being treated well and when he can come home… this is the longest he has been away from the family.

“When I last spoke to him, he was crying and I knew he was scared. I have no idea what really happened… how did he manage to cross international borders into Thailand and Myanmar without proper documents?”

She added that Koh left for Kuala Lumpur on April 6 he told them he had secured a job, reports NewStraitsTimes.

“He used to call me every day, “his mum said. “Suddenly on April 13, I could no longer contact him. So, I lodged a police report.

“Later on the same day, my husband received a text message from one of my son’s friends claiming that he was in Thailand and that he wanted to borrow RM60,000 [ £11,035.8] to come home.

“I told the friend that it was impossible for him to…

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