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Hungary Police Join European Initiative against Money Laundering

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.01.21.

The Hungarian police have joined a Europol initiative aimed against money laundering, the police said on its website on Monday.

The Europol action focuses on a form of money laundering in which criminal organisations may advertise attractive jobs on the internet and request that applicants should have a bank account. The new employee is then asked to receive a large amount on their account and then to forward it to a third person for a commission. “A simple financial transaction could, in fact, be participation in global money laundering, thus turning an innocent jobseeker into an accomplice”, the statement warned.

ORFK warned that the criminals typically send the job offer from email addresses or internet profiles “deceptively resembling” those of existing companies or persons, and recipients are advised not to answer or open the links included.