Fifteen AIM Global scammers have been detained for people trafficking.
Ugandan officials freed 307 hostages after raiding a hotel in Masaka City.
AIM Global fraudsters used the promise of “juicy work” to entice young victims, much like QNet does in Ghana.
The victims were imprisoned in several lodges in Nyendo after being mobilized from the areas of Kamuli, Mukono, Wakiso, Kayunga, Bugiri, Namayingi, and Kabarole, among others.
At least 233 guys and 74 girls were present, and 17 of them were less than 18 years old.
When they arrived, candidates were taken hostage and imprisoned in a hotel.
Many victims allege they went days without eating and lived in small quarters due to the large number of eager job candidates who showed up there but were deceived.
After being imprisoned, the abducted victims were sent to work to find new victims.
We haven’t had anything to eat since Wednesday, according to a different victim of the scam. Since we are moving around on an empty stomach, even taking a shower is challenging.
Even if they paid Shs. 150,000 in rent to each of us, we can only fit 15 people in a tiny single room.
AIM Global is a well-known product-based pyramid scam that is also known as Alliance in Motion Global, Empowered Consumerism, and OrbiXVictus.
Recruits sign up and are pushed to purchase things, which earns commissions for their uplines. To make up for their losses, the new members are forced to find fresh victims.
Speaking with local AIM Global victims, Monitor reports;
Simon Wakyereza, 22, a native of Bugiri District, stated, “We subsist by recruiting people to join the company, and if one fails to recruit, you are expected to provide for your meals.”
Wakyereza claims that to raise the full amount of money required by the corporation, his mother was compelled to sell a goat and some iron sheets, and obtain a loan from the community, Sacco.
Reagan Mulindwa chose not to defend AIM Global’s unlawful business practices or the victimization of human trafficking victims (right),
All of the victims, according to one of Aim Global Uganda’s agents, accepted the company’s terms and conditions.
Everyone accepted what we told them, so we are not pushing anyone to stay. However, Mr. Mulindwa stated, “We are astonished to hear people talk poorly of our organization.”
The nine AIM Global con artists who were apprehended have been charged with impersonation, fraud, and human trafficking.
Along with Mulindwa, NilePost lists Bazibu Michael [sic], Aisha Namayanja, Kwagala Reagan, and Namugerwa Aisha as other arrestees.
Alliance in Motion is administered from the Philippines by Eduardo Cabantog (right) (right).
Although they have existed since 2009, Philippine authorities have not yet taken any action.
According to SimilarWeb, the top three countries from which AIM Global’s website receives traffic are the Philippines (69%), Cameroon (9%), and Nigeria (8%).
According to Cameroon and Nigeria, AIM Global is now expanding throughout Africa in addition to continuing to defraud Filipino citizens.