Reykjavík police is currently investigating theft amounting to more than ISK 10 million (USD 147,500) from the online account of an Icelandic individual. The theft was discovered approximately two weeks ago, Fréttabladid reports.
The money was transferred in several transactions to accounts in more than one country overseas. Reykjavík police has confirmed that an incident of this sort is under investigation and that a substantial sum is involved, but has refused to elaborate as the investigation is at a delicate stage.
Three similar cases of fraud and money laundering are also currently under investigation in Iceland. In all of them, Icelandic individuals have been cheated into transferring funds to other countries. In most cases they have been taken in by advertised positions in ‘sales and marketing’ with the ‘employees’ being asked to transfer funds to overseas accounts for a five percent commission.