My boyfriend has an ex school friend who told him about this online “job” he could participate in, assuring him some of his other friends are also part of it and gaining from it.
It’s a bit complicated for me to explain as I’m not tech-savvy but I’ll try my best.
Basically this German guy has earned a lot through crypto and needs people from other countries to transfer his money. The pay should be 5% of the total sum.
It has to do with the guy depositing money into an N26 account and then sending it back to him while holding back that little percentage as compensation.
After following instructions, bf was sent 10 euros and told to send 5 to his friend’s fiancee’s account.
A few days pass and today he sees 400 euros in his account, the German guy instructed him to send it back to him and keep 20.
This whole thing sounds extremely shady to me and a lot like many other online scams I’ve read about. I’m getting paranoid over this and I pray that my boyfriend is not part of money laundering activities. He keeps assuring me that this is “Not that illegal” and that it’s legit but I do believe his friend took advantage of bf’s naivety.
UPDATE: [After reading all the helpful advice, my boyfriend u/LukasUnix has contacted N26 which will open an investigation. He’s going to the police station tomorrow. Thank you everyone!]
The content was posted by AggravatingCluster on 2021-11-09 12:47:22 via reddit