June 30, 2009 8:01 PM Subscribe
A friend of mine has become involved in a new... "job"
It sounds too good to be true so it must be!
posted by PowerCat to work & money (74 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Basically, this "job" involves my friend receiving very specific money transfer requests from some dude he found on craigslist.
He gets a transfer, sometimes western union, sometimes an interac or email transfer, he then has to cash it and transer it to someone else. The guy usually wants this done within the next hour or so.
The guy explained that what he's doing is getting clients to buy gem stones over the internet or something, then he has to transfer it in my friend's name and then he has to collect the money and transfer it to some other person (A NIGERIAN!)
Is this some sort of money laundering scam? I really don't know what's up with whole deal and I'd like to know if there are ricks for him at all? My friend's name is on all these transfers...
Any info is appreciated.