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colx | 23:34 Mon 04th Jan 2010 | Civil
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A friend asked me for a bank account details an said that soon I will receive some money on my account (about 5000€). He will call me when the money will be transferred and I will need to take this money from the account and give it to him. For doing this he promised me some money for doing that. I understand that this is a bank fraud but I don't understand what will happen to me or my account (in terms of law). Could someone please explain all possible scenarios to me?

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Money laundering.

Don't do it...
Nothing will happen in law,all that will happen is that you will be 5000€ lighter in your bank account.
It's an old scam.
You give your friend the money,and then (surprise,surpsrise) the money that should have been deposited by him is withdrawn/not available,or some other problem.
Result,he gets the money from your account,and you are 5000€ worse off.
Don't touch it with a bargepole,not even if this money "appears" to be credited to your account.
Who (or what) is paying the money into your account,and why cannot he pay it to his account,and if he doesn't have a bank account why doesn't he?
It stinks!
Taking it at face value, as ummmm said its money laundering.

but how well do you know this "friend"? The other option is that you will withdraw the money and give it to him, and then the transfer will be reversed effectively leaving you 5000 Euros in the red........

There is a saying which goes "if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is". Read that saying again and again and again until it sinks in.
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You are going to be a big time loser on this as all the others have said and explained how the scam works. So don't be so stupid ,just realise that you have had a lucky escape , and that your friend is really no friend at all.
Your friend isn't in Nigeria by any chance? LOL. This is a simplified version of the tales which Nigerian online fraudsters use. As explained the 'credit' to your account will be illusory, if the sum is ever credited, that is.

You might wonder why your friend needs you, or your bank account details, at all.Why would he want to pay you, in future, for doing something which won't cost him anything much to do himself ( no more than about £60 if the money was sent 'same day/next day transfer, and perhaps £25 if done by ordinary transfer).Giving someone you bank account details always carries a risk, even when the transaction is not so obviously suspect as this one.
If you have already given this "friend" your bank details, it is essential that you immediately withdraw any money you have in the account and close it. Otherwise, whatever happens about this particular scam, your account will remain at risk of being pilfered.

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