Scammers are using young people in Norway to move money abroad

KronerPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

Scammers are recruiting youth in Norway for summer jobs via social media and asking them to move money abroad.

The young people are contacted via Facebook with questions about whether they want a summer job, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.

Scammers are using the method to get past the filter the banks have that can detect a good number of fraud attempts made against Norwegian individuals or companies.

The money is first transferred to Norwegian account numbers belonging to Norwegian young people. They then transfer the money in different installments to foreign accounts.

“In that way, the fraud looks credible, because it is transferred to a Norwegian account number first,” communications director at SR-Bank, Thor Christian Haugland, told NRK.

He emphasizes that the young people who become involved can be prosecuted.

” We have submitted several reports on this to Økokrim, and we block the accounts immediately. But fortunately, we manage to stop most transactions,” he noted.

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