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Questions tagged [money-laundering]

Money laundering is the act of concealing the transformation of profits from illegal activities into ostensibly "legitimate" assets.

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Nigerian scammer openly say they are from Nigeria - but why?

I know that a significant part of Nigerian scammers are indeed working from Nigeria. A scam starts with exchanging messages. Physical contact is not to be expected. It is widely known that scammer ...
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Money Laundering? Scam?

Seems shady, here is what has happened so far: job offer in newspaper, they are looking for a personal assistant, 10-15hrs/wk, $500/wk took job, didn't have to fill out any W-2s or anything gave them ...
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Is this work legal? Someone promises payment for converting money transfers to Bitcoin

An online company hired my friend as an account assistant. They told him they are a business consulting firm, and that they need an account assistant in every area. His job is the following: Some ...
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Who loses money stolen and laundered via an app platform (Steam)?

Imagine a scenario like: 1. Hacker steals credit card info. 2. He uses stolen card to buy virtual assets on Steam. 3. He sells these virtual assets to other unsuspecting players in exchange for ...
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A friend asks me all the time to pick up money for her (Western Union, Moneygram)

A friend of mine trades Bitcoin and often asks me to pick up money for her, i.e., someone sends money to me (on my name) and I just pick it up and give it to my friend. The amounts are usually around $...
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Is this considered structuring?

If a friend is depositing (transferring) cash into my bank account in parts, is that considered structuring? To be more specific, he is waiting on specific amounts and deposits whatever is on hand. ...
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Is this money laundering?

Recently, while browsing for computer parts I don't need, I came across a 1050W power supply on Amazon listed for $50,000. I also used to have a screenshot (which I unfortunately can't find right now)...