posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 03:33 PM
reply to post by Asktheanimals
Very true ATA.
Although i do wonder whether the so-called NWO or the drugs catels are the ones really behind the drive of digital currencies like Bitcoin and others,
as a means of circumventing the laundering process (and not leaving a paper trail for others to find)
Double ditto. Remember when the BCCI fiasco hit and the CIA was using it to launder money? That is one reason money laundering will never go away. Too
many 3 letter agencies use the service.
HSBC is the most recent bank to get caught laundering, and they just got a slap on the hand.
I wouldn't call it a hobby, but money laundering scam stick in my brain for some reason. About two years ago, they were laundering money through
grave sites. A grave site sale is not recorded like a real estate sale, all you get is a bill of sale. So you can trade them like cash. A poor mans
money laundering scheme is through the sale of high energy detergent. Detergent these days is concentrated to reduce the cost of shipping it. [In the
old days, it was just a lot of cheap filler.] So a large "jug" of HE detergent is say $15. At that price point, street criminals will take detergent
as payment for drugs since the detergent can be sold at the fleamarket, street corner, or just bought by some mom and pop store at discount.
On some ebay searches, you find items for sale that are way above retail. I suspect they are used in laundering schemes, though I haven't read about
anyone being busted for it.