Docker Fraud: 35000 Euros For A Job That Never Existed

2021-02-09   |   by CusiGO

“This is the last square. You have to pay now because we’ve closed the list. ” Everyone who has been cheated in a false employment contract conspiracy in La Concepcion (Cadiz) has been under similar pressure. “But then the next one came and they said the same thing to her,” said a national police investigator, who found a new mock recruitment fraud at the dock in port Algeciras. 6000 to 35000 euros paid 100 people a job that never existed. The three arrested in the so-called container operation got 850000 euros in cash by deception, although agents suspect it could be much more.

None of the three respondents has been shown to have any connection with Algeciras’ stowage and the line’s fifth joint court has ordered their release. But it’s never a problem, because they use all kinds of tricks to show victims their obvious role as job seekers in a non-existent temporary job market. Roughly speaking, they drag themselves out of business. “It’s all about giving people an impression of credibility. They summoned a number of people affected near an ETT in Algeciras to sign the contract. Then they told them it was impossible to do it another day, “explained the same investigator from the hotline police department’s violent crime unit (udev).

The technology began in 2018, when legal changes in the backlog forced the industry to liberalize and become a perfect cover for respondents. Many of the victims are brothers, friends and cousins, because the so-called swindlers entice the victims to find new stakeholders once they ask everyone for 6000 to 35000 euros in cash. It’s also because the conspirators themselves created a WhatsApp group, the super banshee, which they use to report on the so-called progress of their efforts. Nearly 100 members started chatting, which has become a key part of a complex investigation that the police have spent more than a year completing. However, only 47 victims decided to take part in the case in person. The rest chose not to report either because they avoided the cash “traceability of funds delivered” or because they had given up the donations they received from the police.

Despite so many false promises, victims begin to feel frustrated when they see time go by in vain. “They extended the time, deadline and days of the talks. “In desperation, they came to us,” said Ricardo fanegas, a lawyer from a company called VI NIA as de roa. He and his partner Enrique del Aguila were among the 10 people affected and eventually filed a joint appeal at the end of 2020. At that time, police on the line had been investigating for months, and four of the affected people turned to a more desperate route a year ago. “They went to the home of a man who was believed to be responsible for the plot and asked him to explain. They were arrested, and then they said they were victims of the scam, “the same policeman added.

To a large extent, despair reflects the complex economic and employment situation of the affected people, most of whom are young people. “It’s a dramatic thing. They have no extra money. They borrowed money from other relatives. Some even lost their jobs. This pressing situation, coupled with their belief that it is normal to get paid for their work, helped the suspects complete what they called deception. “They (to their clients) did not think it was a bad thing, but the traditional way to enter the port. No one put their hands on their heads until it was revealed, “the lawyer said.

Although this is not the case, it is not the first time that similar fraud has occurred in the stowage contract. In September 2018, two dockers, father and son, were accused of taking at least 200000 euros from about 15 affected people. They were also asked to pay up to 30000 euros in exchange for a job they had never been to in the port of Algeciras. At that time, the Algeciras first pre trial court was still investigating, starting with the city police station. A few months ago, the main stowage Union, the National Marine workers coordinator, had warned that such fraud might be taking place.

The trade unions themselves and the Committee of 1800 dockers working at the alhersilas wharf have often expressed interest in such frauds, believing that they have damaged the image of the collective. The timoans are based on a tradition that has disappeared. According to this tradition, children or family members can inherit port work from their parents. This model is also reflected in other traditional work related to the sea, and it is very difficult, such as traps. The custom of no money was eradicated a few years ago. The 2014 decision of the European Court of justice further alienated this practice by forcing the liberalization of the stowage sector and the entry of new companies. But the new company’s entry into the game board has become a perfect excuse for those responsible for a conspiracy to promise, without hesitation, a job that never existed after paying up to 35000 euros.