These words made the right impression on Khurshed, he asked to add a suit in Photoshop, but the seller declined this request for the same reason: the Americans want a real RAW photograph, untouched. You cannot add jackets with a tie; you cannot delete acne and blackheads on the nose.
Having scanned his foreign passport, the guy began filling out a paper application, asking questions about the place of birth, marital status, registration and education, and so on. For his services, he took 35 somoni ($3) and promised that the code for checking the status of the application would be send within three days to Khurshed's email.
Until Khurshed received the code, he was very nervous. It is hard for a young man to pay even little money, since he has not been working for a year and a half, dependent on his single mother, whose doctor's salary does not allow her to enjoy a lavish lifestyle; she has to earn extra money.
Khurshed's last place of work was a bank, where he was responsible for money transfers and currency conversion. There was a lack of staff; the employees had to combine the duties of several staff positions at once working on old equipment. This was going on under the loud pressure of the angry queue. Stress and haste led to mistakes, mistakes – to reimbursement of money from their own pockets. Unable to cope with the stress, Khurshed quit his job and decided to go abroad.
He found intermediaries who promised him employment in Turkey at a factory for the plastic bags production. He paid $300. When the time to sign the contract came, the intermediary eventually disappeared. Grieving, Khurshed found an option of moving to Poland. This cost him $500. The mediator from Ukraine promised to solve everything from day to day, but eventually, connecting everything with the coronavirus as the unforeseen force majeure, refused to return the money.