Woman reported for money laundering over online scam, South Australia

A 46-year-old woman has been reported for money laundering after she is alleged to have allowed money to be deposited into her bank account as part of an online scam.

The woman, from Whyalla Norrie, was reported by police yesterday and will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

Police will allege that in October 2018 the woman allowed money obtained as a result of an online scam to be deposited into a bank account operated by her.

This money was subsequently transferred overseas to those suspected of perpetrating the scam.

Police, who know that international scammers will initially seek to use an Australian bank account in order to boost their credibility, remind anyone who may be tempted to assist scammers, that this activity is a criminal offence.

If anyone approaches you and seeks to use your bank account, or other details, it is important to remember police do investigate and prosecute in these cases and it can lead to serious charges being laid.

For more information about scams, and how to protect yourself from people who may fraudulently seek your money or information, please visit the SA Police website here.

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