November 23, 2019
Thousands of young people in Sweden have been used by criminal gangs to launder money through a payment application.
As reported by AZERTAC with reference to the Swedish media, most of those people convicted of money laundering using the Swedish mobile app Swish are young people aged 15 to 25 years. The Swish application allows you to make money transfers from bank accounts using other people’s mobile numbers, therefore, along with ordinary citizens, the application is widely popular in criminal circles of the country. Many suspects, as well as those convicted of violating existing laws, claim to have been pressured, intimidated, or paid to commit a crime. This scheme is so widespread that at present in the Scandinavian country about 5,000 young people are suspected of money laundering.