The Sowetan Live reports that the department of international relations and cooperation (Dirco) has warned South Africans against international human trafficking scams.
The department issued the warning following two cases of SA nationals who are stuck in Cambodia and Thailand after being promised jobs.
Dirco spokesperson Clayson Monyela said the two nationals were promised jobs with paid-off expenses, like travel expenses and accommodations.
He said a young Limpopo woman fell victim to the scam. She was told that she would be an English teacher in Thailand
The other victim from Theunissen, Free State, went to Thailand in November 2022 to be a data capturer only to find they were being employed to scam people.
Meanwhile, Clayson cautioned citizens to call the department before making their final decisions.