Two more scam victims tell their tales

Thursday, 18 December 2003, 12:53 PM EST

At least two Australians have fallen foul of a money-for-nothing scam which offers victims 10 per cent of funds transferred into their bank account.

One victim, from an eastern Australian state, said he was employed by a European company and thought he was receiving funds for sales of the company's products via web-based auctions.

"A few inquiries started warning bells ringing, but after three transfers the bank security officers notified us that we were dealing with money stolen from compromised accounts," he said.

"We have been told by the bank that we may face prosecution for money laundering. Our account has been frozen," he said via email.

The victim said he still had about $900 of someone else's money that the bank had so far not told him what he should do with.

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