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#1998311 - 02/26/15 02:09 PM Victim or Suspect?
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Just want a second opinion. Someone received a fraudulent wire from her fianc, whom she has never met and who is deployed overseas (yes, I know, total scam). Wire went back to the original bank once the fraud was discovered. During interviews with the customer she let on that there were wires at other banks and she figured out it was a scam, but went along with it anyway. We have the security incident report stating that she divulged this information during the interview. She may have been the victim in the beginning, but in the end she went along with it. My feeling is that she is the suspect. If shes the victim and we have an unknown suspect, it doesnt meet the reporting threshold. Am I right?

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#1998313 - 02/26/15 02:16 PM Re: Victim or Suspect? New Manager
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I think the admission that she knew it was a scam and that she continued to participate makes her an accessory and therefore a suspect.
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#1998318 - 02/26/15 02:29 PM Re: Victim or Suspect? New Manager
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Aside from the elements of greed and ego inflation at having duped yet another gullible American, we don't know what the crooks are doing with their booty. There's always the possibility that some of it ends up financing terrorism. If the "mark" knew it was a scam and admitted it, I'd count her as a subject of your SAR.
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#1998327 - 02/26/15 02:49 PM Re: Victim or Suspect? New Manager
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Thanks, that was my gut feeling, but wanted other opinions.

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