Italy’s Big Wedding Trafficking Scam

Italy’s Big Wedding Trafficking Scam

“Wedding traffickers” are scamming would-be immigrants and destitute Italians alike, attempting to sell hope in return for “I do.”

ROME — The soup kitchen area and homeless squat into the straight back part of Rome’s Termini section is just about the last place most people would give consideration to when searching for a possible partner, specially throughout the hot summer season when the odor of diesel gas through the trains is a welcome rest from the hefty stench of perspiration and urine.

But those operating an enterprising new trafficking band have actually developed ways to couple the desperation of two sets of individuals: Italians residing in dire conditions in their own nation and people hoping to get to Italy to flee equally dismal conditions in theirs.

That not enough hope is exactly just what the new alleged “marriage traffickers” are cashing in up on. In a fraud which was uncovered by Rome’s anti-terrorism forces and first reported by ANSA news agency last week-end, an Egyptian-based group has evidently been combing Roman homeless shelters for hopeless and solitary Italians who’re ready to marry for the money. Continue reading “Italy’s Big Wedding Trafficking Scam”