12 arrested for fake work contract scam

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12 people have been arrested in Almería for selling false work contracts to immigrants. As many as 25 companies in the area have been affected by the fraudulent use of their data.

The 12 detained face charges of fraud and falsification of documentation.

They charged the immigrants with no residency papers between 400 and 1,500 € for the fake contracts for jobs such as physiotherapists or hairdressers.

The case came as the result of complaint by two foreigners who said they had paid an amount of money for a work contract to use to then get residency papers in Spain.

The common link in all those arrested was a gestor’s office in Almería city.