Article Courtesy off: https://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/
(Each of the people paid an average of 5,000 pesos to a person named Sergio Portillo Briones)
At least 250 people went to the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) on Tuesday with the intention of traveling to Canada, but upon arriving at the terminal they discovered that the job offer they had been made was a fraud.
Each had paid, on average, 5,000 pesos. They were told that it was an amount to cover the payment of procedures such as the COVID test and travel documents, including the Canadian work visa.
“There are people from various states such as Tlaxcala, Puebla, Veracruz, Mexico City, the State of Mexico, among others. I paid 1,000 pesos for a COVID test, 1,500 for passports and 1,300 more for biochemicals, “one of the affected people told El Financiero. He added that with whom they made the deal is a person named Sergio Portillo Briones, who told them that everything was legal, that the trip was going to be covered by the companies that were going to hire them, and that the payment they were asking for was only for paperwork.He explained that the original contact was through various means, including social networks, in which a temporary job was offered in Canada in the agricultural, service and construction sectors.
They were summoned this Tuesday morning at terminal 1 of the AICM. The goal was to quarantine them for three days in a hotel in the terminal.
Once any COVID cases were ruled out, they would travel to Canada. They were told that the flight would leave on Friday and as of Saturday they would be reporting to their work centers in Ottawa.
However, upon arriving at the air terminal, his contact Sergio Portillo Briones did not show up, so they began to ask at the hotel where they would supposedly spend the quarantine. It was then that they discovered it was a fraud.
“We regret the situation because it really was a dream to go to Canada. Here in the country things are not going well, I have already been out of work for several months and this was a hope of getting my family forward, ”said another of those affected.<pre data-placeholder=”Translation”>The defrauded people requested the intervention of the authorities to locate Sergio Portillo Briones and to answer for the fraud he committed, in this case for almost 1.2 million pesos.
“This happened to us and who knows how many more frauds this guy has committed. What I would ask the authorities is to issue a bulletin and arrest him, ”added one of the women who was also affected.
Among the defrauded are entire families who planned to travel to Canada in search of a better future.
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