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29 Dec 2023

Southeast Asia: Hotspot for Chinese Online Fraud Mafia

The film 'No More Bets' [exposes the dark underbelly of Chinese online scams](https://www.lemonde.fr/en/international/article/2023/12/18/southeast-asia-becomes-the-epicenter-for-china-s-online-fraud-mafia_6352714_4.html#Echobox=1702854913) where young workers become trapped and exploited by organized crime networks. Set in a fictitious Southeast Asian country, the true-to-life narrative has prompted backlash from regional governments like Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand over negative portrayal, fearing damage to their tourism industries. UN and global law enforcement are now prioritizing the fight against these pervasive cyber frauds.