The Rise of Money Launderers on Snapchat and Instagram | Crimewave

The Rise of Money Launderers on Snapchat and Instagram | Crimewave

Gangs are always looking for new ways to launder their money, and in cities like London, Birmingham and Manchester, using money mules has become one of their favorite methods.

Young and vulnerable people are convinced by criminals, often on social media, to let them use their personal bank accounts to receive and send on their illicit earnings. However, there can be serious consequences for those who get involved, from being locked out of the financial system, to even serving time in prison. This crime is still massively under-reported, which in part is what leaves many young people so vulnerable.

VICE investigates this new and booming form of crime and meets the recruiters, the police, and people who have inadvertently got caught up in it.

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42 Responses

  1. DEX Wrecks says:

    When you do a crime, make sure you always film it and post to social media, law enforcement thanks you in advance

    • Tyrone biggums says:

      Vice is considered press, and by law they do not have to disclose any information given to them on these shows tbh. And if they did give information to the police the criminals can use the contact vice made them sign. Lol so yeah take this L buddy

    • psiklops71 says:

      @Ann Berlin but we get you when you Flaunt it online

    • KNOW THYSELF says:

      Vice is snitches. They genuinely might believe these paidgent are real because to here contacts are legit informants and or organized propaganda

  2. The Super Capitalist says:

    I’m so shocked that people on social media offering easy money aren’t being honest!

    • Good Goyim says:

      name their race

    • Weid Char says:

      @Cali9for1nia6 school system doesn’t really teach you about how to identify different currencies (at least not in NYC). You have to do your own research.

    • Jeannie✪ঔৣ꧂ says:

      —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– 💜 NUDE.SNAPGIRLS.TODAY/barbie 💜 PRIVATE S*X
      LET’S MAKE LOVE HONEY 💜

      #ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!1#万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!#今後は気を付けないとね5). .

      !💖🖤❤#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!( #笑)#垃圾

    • Nog Nacho says:

      @juan almos Bruh our money is just super plain looking compared to other countries. Just look at the currency of any other country on either of the American continents.

  3. Mind vs Matrix says:

    Imagine self snitching and telling millions of people your tactics

  4. OG Skullomania311 says:

    People of this new generation can’t even commit major crime without wanting clout lol

    It’s mad

    • Gazmanaust says:

      @Just some Commie its way way way worse now. this is the most self obsessed generation of all time

    • mtizira Nyika says:

      @Just some Commie true, and they used to write on walls, most criminals love clout, only the smart ones keep it cool

    • せx says:

      —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– 💜 NUDE.SNAPGIRLS.TODAY/moririn 💜 PRIVATE S*X

      #ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!1#万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!#今後は気を付けないとね5). .

      !💖🖤❤#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!( #笑)#垃圾

    • Bronze Wolf says:

      People always do that, and that’s why they get caught. Killers, wolf of Wall Street, etc.

  5. VICE says:

    Watch more like this: From crypto entrepreneurs in North Korea to major banks in the City of London, VICE World News looks at money laundering – how it’s done and why it’s so important for criminals around the world to clean their dirty cash. https://youtu.be/oxJ7wGpPuM4

  6. Bradley Smith says:

    They do realize that the cops won’t just bust in and arrest them after one or two times. They may investigate you for at least a year, recording every move you make. Then once they have an encyclopedia of evidence for crimes you have committed then they arrest you, and give you min 20 yr.

    • Chainofcommand says:

      You dont even get 10 years for fraud in the UK. This is not the US.

    • Beau Lawrence says:

      This is true. I tried to explain this to people but they swear that’s not the truth. Law enforcement literally have operations they’ll watch for over a year and take part in and they’ll arrest you when the time comes.

    • RedesCat says:

      But hey at least you got your 5 minutes of fame on instagram..

    • odakyu odakyu says:

      @Library Card it would be hard to get 20 years for murder in the UK, you’d have to murder the judge’s wife on their wedding day, and you’d have to make sure you dont have smart lawyer who keeps saying ‘he was feeling anxious because he grew up in a single parent enviroment and he has ADHD etc etc’

  7. TMINUS NYC says:

    Timeless Rule of Thumb: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    • My Name Is Jeff says:

      @Stones Jones Its a very smart rule actually. Major criminals dont grow old. Most drug dealers dont grow old, most gangbangers don’t live past 30, most robbers don’t live out their old age on the outside of a cell. If it requires harming others to get ahead with little to no work, it’s too good to be true. Hotheads dont last.

    • Loturzel Restaurant says:

      The ‘Rise’ of Anti-Science is way more
      Worrying, if you ask me.

    • Paddington says:

      @Stones Jones What is too good to be true? Crime that ruins your life, and knowing what to look for. That’s why there’s a saying to remind people. Wisdom happens

    • Ann Berlin says:

      @Stones Jones right I agree. When you find things are “too good to be true” you’ll jinx yourself by thinking something will ruin it, this subconsciously self sabotaging. It’s all just another little bs saying that gets stuck in people’s heads and they live by it.

  8. Max Montesi says:

    I would love to know more about how they set up these interviews.

  9. Bryan Bello says:

    “You want to do something illegal with me?”
    “No! Are you crazy!?”
    “You’ll be famous overnight…”
    *leans in* “What do we have to do?”

  10. Bribe says:

    Remember kids if you are going to do a crime at least make sure its worth it

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