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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8: The recruitment agencies for the house maids, unskilled and semi-skilled workers in Kuwait and other middle eastern countries are cashing in on the innocence of the people. The data with the Government of Andhra Pradesh revealed that the agents are cheating the people who want to work in Kuwait, by issuing fake visas, and are extorting money to bring them back.
The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, has warned about increased recruitment of unskilled workers to Kuwait. According to official statistics 37,208 visas for marginal workers have been issued by Kuwait from Jan 2022 to April 2022. During the verification process 10,280 visas were valid visas; the remaining 27,000 visas were either forged or tampered with, only after reaching Kuwait the victims came to know that they have been cheated.
The State Police Chief Mallika Garg stated that the investigation revealed an increase in the number of local recruitment agencies that defraud innocent victims who wish to travel to work to Kuwait and other Gulf countries with fake visas, reports The Hans India. The matter does not stop here, the fraud recruitment agents blackmail the victims for more money who discovered after reaching Kuwait that their visas were fake.
Mallika Garg further stated that there have been increasing complaints about fraud agents on a daily basis from many people that they were cheated by the travel agents and are asking for money to bring them back.
The SP advised the people to go to the other countries for work on valid work visas only. She asked the public to inform the local police on the suspicious agents or complain to SB DSP at +91 9121102104 against the people who are cheating in the name of work in the Gulf countries.