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Three men have appeared before a Melbourne court after allegedly helming one of Australia’s biggest money laundering syndicates. Accused of purchasing the identities of hundreds of foreign students on the dark web to wash cash and move tens of millions of dollars offshore. Police allege the ring laundered at least $62 million of cash using the dormant bank accounts of 250 students who have returned to China after studying in Australia.

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Three men have appeared before a Melbourne court after allegedly helming one of Australia’s biggest money laundering syndicates. Accused of purchasing the identities of hundreds of foreign students on the dark web to wash cash and move tens of millions of dollars offshore. Police allege the ring laundered at least $62 million of cash using the dormant bank accounts of 250 students who have returned to China after studying in Australia.

A familiar face for BUSTED – glamorous bank worker is arrested AGAIN and charged with 112 offences over ‘sophisticated’ alleged scam. Former St George bank worker Sara Daizli, 29 was hit with more fraud charges on Thursday. This comes after she was charged with 15 fraud-related offences last December.

Australians have been urged to exercise caution as thousands fall prey to a convincing new phone scam impersonating the Australian Border Force. Scamwatch has received more than 4940 reports of the scam – which involves someone claiming to be an Australian Border Force (ABF) officer – so far this year, clocking up more than $121,800 in financial losses. Under the ploy, unsuspecting individuals received a recorded message from the alleged officer, suggesting a parcel addressed to the person had been intercepted and seized for supposedly containing illegal components.


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