My friend asked me to transfer money from my bank account to her overseas' family because she has reached her limit of overseas remittance. She transferred AUD$4,000 to my account and asked me to transfer this money for her via an online APP. I'm not sure if this is legal or not. But I do feel something wrong with it. Could you please help me to figure out if it is against the law? I would appreciate it.
The more important question: What kind of friend is this? Is this someone you see several times a week in person? Or is this a person on the internet that you have nice conversations with, but who you have never seen in your life?
It is a typical scam that someone transfers money into your account, you send it elsewhere, and a week or two later your bank tells you there was something wrong with the original transfer and takes the money back - you are out of pocket by $4,000, with no chance of getting that money back, and your "friend" will never contact you again.
It is of course perfectly legal to send your hard-earned cash to a scammer. Just like it is legal to give the money to strangers in the street, burn it (in most countries), or use it as toilet paper.