Having finished uni, Zac was looking for a job. The trouble is, they seemed to be few and far between and he was getting desperate in the lead-up to Christmas.
He responded to a job ad that was published online as an account manager working from home. A short phone interview later and he was employed!
His job required him to receive money and move it through to different bank accounts. That did seem a bit strange to him. Eventually Zac realised he was actually laundering money that was gained through drug dealing. He had no idea he’d become a money mule, and had no idea how to get out of the situation.
When he spoke with his mates, he realised that he could actually face criminal charges. They supported him in talking with the police.
If you think you’ve become involved in money laundering, stop transferring any money or valuable items. Keep all receipts, contacts and communications, such as texts, emails or chats and report this type of scam to the NZ Police:
105 (Ten-Five) Information(external link) — New Zealand Police