Africans from the Sudan pretending to be refugees in Germany have stolen millions of euros in welfare payments in an elaborate scam set up to dupe race-blind liberals, it has emerged.
The swindle—which is likely only the tip of the iceberg—was uncovered in the northern city of Braunschweig last week, and involves invaders using multiple “identities” to draw multiple payments.
According to German media, the swindle in Braunschweig involved more than 300 Sudanese invaders, who have stolen at least €5 million since arriving in Germany in 2015.
A commission set up to “investigate” the fraud said that the nonwhites had registered themselves several times in different locations in order to receive multiple welfare payments.
Commission chairman Joern Memenga said that most of the invaders had succeeded in their efforts by using basic disguises to create three or four different identities.
“Sometimes just growing a beard, or putting on a pair of glasses, having shorter hair, but always different surnames,” Memenga said, ignoring the other fact that the Africans’ physical similarity—and the German officials’ inability to tell them apart—must have greatly aided the scam.
“They simply registered themselves several times,” Memenga said, “To some extent with the same members of staff.” At the height of the invasion, the officials were registering 2,000 nonwhites everyday as “refugees.”
In many early cases, the invaders registered with no papers—mainly because most threw away their identification documents with the intention of fooling the liberals.
The race-blind German officials were “registering” the nonwhites with only a photograph, and not even bothering to take fingerprints.
According to the German Asylum Seekers Act, every “asylum seeker” receives €135 “pocket money” and an additional €216 a month to cover “necessary personal needs”—this in addition to housing, medical, and other basic costs.
“Excluding the cost of electricity, you reach about €320 to 350 per alias identity and person,” Memenga said.
On average, each fraud suspect cheated authorities out of thousands of euros. In one case, one invader had 12 identities. “He had received some €45,000 illegally,” the commission chairman said.
The system was also susceptible to rigging because the civil servants did not have time to sift through all of the applications processed at other municipalities in Lower Saxony, so the same “asylum seeker” could collect money from different places.
Eventually, one of the employees noticed that some of the men in the photos looked strikingly similar and sounded the alarm, reporting his suspicions to the police.
Authorities are now investigating how far the swindle extends, and expect to uncover many other cases as the review spreads out to other states and regions.