A new video sheds light on recruitment fraud and how Contratados.org can help put an end the problem. In the video, Adarely Ponce Hernández speaks about her experience as a recruitment fraud victim. She recounts how she lost several hundred dollars after being deceived by several con men during her quest to obtain a temporary work visa. “If this page [Contratados.org] had existed 6 of 7 years ago when I suffered [at the hands of con men], it would have really helped me. It would have helped me avoid the loss of a lot of money.”
“Regarding Contratados, I can say that is is a magnificent page,” explains the Hidalgo native. “I think that many of us can access an internet café [...] and [Contratados] could help us avoid recruitment fraud.” Ponce Hernández, a member of the Migrante Defense Committee, has worked for 8 seasons in the United States with an H-2B visa. Currently, Ponce Hernández continues to work seasonally in Louisiana in the crab industry.