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#181 Mike K.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:16 AM

The plot thickens...

 

http://ottawacitizen...d-cream-pedlars

 

Turns out it wasn’t a one-time event. The CBSA says the “fraudulent scheme” is playing out across the country involving young Israelis with jobs at mall kiosks.

 

Publicly, the CBSA remains tight-lipped about the situation, which peaks each year in the fall and winter. But internal documents show the federal government is trying to learn more about the mysterious companies that have been bringing Israeli workers to Canada and other countries for about a decade to sell Dead Sea beauty products, electronics and other goods.

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Workers are sometimes coached by employers to tell authorities they’re visiting family, according to the CBSA report. They also use their military training to thwart questioning.

“CBSA officers have reported targets employing counter-surveillance techniques during surveillance and that interviews with kiosk workers are rarely productive as their ‘conduct after capture’ training has prepared them for providing information of limited value,” the report states.

 

 

So perhaps the tactic with these pushy salespeople is to simply ask, when accosted in a mall, "...got a work permit?"


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#182 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:19 AM

Why Israel though?  They have low (5%?) unemployment and first world conditions.


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#183 Mike K.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:24 AM

In the article it gives a pretty good synopsis.

Right after high school the kids go into 2 or 3 year military service, men and women. When they get out, they have a year before university begins. So there's a lot of pressure to go see the world in that time so there are Israeli companies exploiting an opportunity that these young people are eager to take, especially with promises of thousands of dollars per month, tax free. I guess it's a unique set of circumstances.

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#184 Hotel Mike

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 09:02 AM

I have run into some young Israeli hawkers in malls. Pretty smooth at what they do.


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