PSNews - Each day, there are thousands of jobseekers in Vietnam hunting for jobs online. However, many of them are prey to internet scammers.
In the current boom of information technology, online job hunting has become more popular. With only one click, jobseekers can find much information about companies. Moreover, they can also apply for jobs online as well as email their CV to recruiters. In spite of convenience that the internet has brought about to people, it also poses many pitfalls to online jobseekers.
At 5 pm, June 30,an "online knight" from Binh Duong successfully rescued 2 girls who were tricked to work in a disguised massage shop in Tan Dong Hiep war, Di An town (Binh Duong).
The victims were N.T.T (age 26, residing in Tay Ninh province) and N.T.H (age 33, residing in Quang Nam province).
Earlier, the online knight had received a phone call for help from H's family saying that H had been tricked to work as a prostitute in a disguised massage shop 2 days ago. The victim's family had been threatened and told to pay the shop owner 5 million or H would have to sell her body.
At the police station, the two girls said when they were looking for jobs on social networks, a man introduced himself as a representative of a company and offered them stable well-paid jobs.
Following the direction of the man, the ladies took a bus to the An Suong Bus station, and they were taken away and sold into a sex massage shop.
Another victim named Bui Vinh (age 22, residing in Binh Duong province) said: "I often looked for jobs on the Internet. First, I found a suitable job to work as an waitress for a restaurant located in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. The next day, a man named Thank took me to the restaurant. I was asked to give my ID card to the owner. Later I knew that I was sold to the restaurant owner for VND 1 million, and the owner kept my ID to prevent my escape.”
"After that, they forced me to work from 6 am to 10 pm every day," said victim Vinh.
According to the Binh Duong Provincial Police, jobseekers must be very careful before publishing their personal information on the Internet. They should learn about the credibility of recruiters, finding prestigious websites while putting on the alert to websites without concrete and untrustworthy information.
At present, many big businesses have their own websites with recruitment information so jobseekers can find suitable jobs easily. By An Nhien