A study by the Belisario Dominguez Institute of the Senate of the Republic warned that 15 thousand frauds and 13 thousand extortions are registered daily in Mexico.
The analysis called “El fraude en México: daños patrimoniales y trabajo legislativo para enfrentarlo” (Fraud in Mexico: property damage and legislative work to confront it), prepared by researcher Juan Pablo Aguirre Quezada, points out that fraud has a higher criminal incidence in the country and has become more sophisticated in recent years through the use of information technologies to deceive people.
The material refers that some of the most recurrent modalities by means of which it is sought to hook the victims and obtain an economic benefit in an illegal way are through the so-called “montadeudas”, financial pyramids, extortion calls, false prizes, deceit, sale of apocryphal products, identity theft, among others.
It explains that the states that have reported the most cases of fraud during the period from January to May 2023 were: Mexico City, with 9,651 cases; State of Mexico, with 6,002; Jalisco, with 4,077; Chihuahua, with 2,276; Nuevo Leon, with 2,176; and Guanajuato, with 2,120.
Meanwhile, it reports that the states with the lowest number of these crimes are Nayarit, with 146 cases; Chiapas, with 104; Quintana Roo, with 77; Yucatan, with 51, and Tlaxcala, with 14.
The IBD document refers that during the course of the LXV Legislature, 16 initiatives have been presented regarding fraud, of which 11 are pending analysis and discussion in their original House Commission; two have been withdrawn; two have been discarded and one is pending presentation in the Permanent Commission.