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Casinos, cyber fraud and trafficking in persons for forced criminality in Southeast Asia

This publication summarizes the online scams and fraud as well as trafficking in persons offences that are occurring in Southeast Asia are a perfect demonstration of transnational organized crime. Organized crime groups have established extensive criminal operations in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and other countries. They have taken advantage of the existing casino and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) infrastructure and unemployment present in the region to set up sophisticated operations that use trafficked people to conduct online scams and fraud.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Crimes
  • Human trafficking
  • Internet
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • South-eastern Asia
Copyright Yes
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Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific

United Nations Building, 4th floor B Block, Secretariat Building, Raj Damnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand Tel, (66-2) 288-2100 Fax, (66-2) 281-2129 E-mail: Website: Twitter: @UNODC_SEAP

Author (individual) Dr Deanna Davy
Author (corporate) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Publication place Bangkok
Publication date 2023
Legacy reference document UNODC_Casinos_Cyber_Fraud__00.08.2023.pdf
Keywords Casino,Scam,Cyber,Fraud
Date uploaded August 25, 2023, 08:42 (UTC)
Date modified September 13, 2023, 03:02 (UTC)