Money laundering

A growing problem is the ongoing recruitment of young people and others who are tricked into becoming goalkeepers for money laundering. Learn how to protect yourself and your children.

Money laundering - how to protect yourself

As a private individual, you cannot be a victim of the crime of money laundering. However, you can knowingly or unknowingly contribute to money laundering by acting as a goalkeeper for criminals. To protect yourself from becoming a money keeper, don't let anyone use your bank account to transfer or withdraw money.

  • Don't let anyone use your bank account to deposit, transfer, or withdraw money. Think about whose money it is and what it will be used for.
  • Be suspicious of "job offers" that promise quick money and big profits without you having to have experience.
  • Do not accept money on Swish if the purpose is to pass it on. If the money comes from criminal activity, you will be guilty of money laundering.
  • Do not give out social security numbers or bank details.

Tips for parents

  • As the guardian of a minor, you have the opportunity to have access to your child's account. Then you can see what your child is doing with their money and detect anomalous transactions.
  • Show interest in what your child or young people close to you are doing online. Ask the question "what has happened online today"?
  • If you suspect that money that may be linked to money laundering has turned up in your child's account – contact the bank and then file a police report.