Currently, the job scam is a concern to many people. For those not in the know, the scam lures victims in with promises of a lucrative salary in another country before trapping them there to work. Although some victims have managed to escape, not all manage to do so unscathed, like this Taiwanese influencer.
It’s understandable that many are now on the lookout for such scams. And this has apparently brought artist Karen Huang (黄巧纶) to their attention. Karen recently posted an Instagram story offering a favourable job in Cambodia. As such, netizens are wondering if she is secretly part of the scheme.
The budding actress is fairly pleasing to the eyes, however, it was her posting for once which caught netizens attention. Karen supposedly posted two stories talking about a job in Cambodia. Her first story asks for girls who can communicate well in English. “If you want to work in Cambodia, you must be able to endure loneliness. Don’t think about going out,” she added. Karen claimed the job was “legal” and involved “serving customers (from) the US” with a salary of $2200-2500 (~RM9820 to RM11,159).
Her second story added that the boss was a lady who would be present at the premises, located in Phnom Penh. Additionally, they would be living in a villa there, with meals and cleaning taken care of. Karen also specified that they were looking for people who were motivated and interested in “fighting” for their career. “The best age is under 35 years old. Fresh graduates (welcome) too,” she added.
Karen’s unorthodox method of offering the job immediately had netizens concerned. Several questioned her about the jobs, but Karen did not reply. Additionally, her agent claimed they had not been in contact and stated she could not respond on her behalf.
However, Karen later explained the stories she posted. Apparently, one of the jobs had been offered by someone she knew and she had merely been helping to spread the word. She firmly denied being a middleman for the job. Also, she pointed out that the job was located in Phnom Penh, not West Bay which is apparently where the scammers have been operating. The age limit was also because her acquaintance thought someone younger would be better at talking to people.
The actress added that there had been a few asking after the job. However, one felt the salary was too low while another supposedly did not meet the specifications. However, Karen claimed that they are no longer taking applicants as her acquaintance has already found someone.
Well, it’s certainly good that people are being vigilant and not taking things at face value. Although it may seem excessive to doublecheck jobs on the internet, it’s definitely preferable to falling for the scam.