Americas To fight scammers dangling US jobs, a 'Yelp' for Mexican migrant workers

After thousands of Mexicans were robbed of savings via illegal 'recruiting fees' for low-skilled jobs in the US, a nonprofit created a review website and app to keep potential migrant workers informed.

By , Correspondent

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Adarely Ponce Hernandez watched closely as a job recruiter passed through her rural Mexican town of Chapulhuacán two years ago. The recruiter represented a company called Chamba Mexico and promised high wages for legal temporary work in the United States – an enticing offer in a region where nearly 80 percent of the population lives in poverty.