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  • Guy At Charnock Richard
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    Originally posted by _V_ View Post
    London is one big state sponsored money laundering operation. Only the little crooks will receive any attention. The big dog behind it all will survive scrutiny.
    The Rushuns?

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  • TheDude
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    All of that cash from cannabis farming has to be laundered somehow.

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  • northernladuk
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    Well it appears counterfeit goods is also part of the business model. What a surprise... not.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ps-begins.html

    I didn't realise they sold phones and vapes so it all makes sense now. Same model as Cheetham Hill in Manc and other tat shops. Decent front but everything else dodgy as hell.

    I did think being sweet shops there would be drugs involved but it isn't. Just your standard fakery tat shop.


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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by vetran View Post
    It seems they were also pheonixing and avoiding business rates. One has to wonder what part of their anatomy trading standards had up their rear end for the last 5 years.
    There aren't that many trading standards officers in London. Lots of councils share officers.

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  • vetran
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    It seems they were also pheonixing and avoiding business rates. One has to wonder what part of their anatomy trading standards had up their rear end for the last 5 years.

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  • NotAllThere
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    That's the one! So it was Afghanis. And a reluctance fromt he authorities to do anything about it.

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  • courtg9000
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    Originally posted by TestMangler View Post

    I wouldn't take up money laundering as a profession if I was you
    I will stick to brokerage if I ever get well enough to go back to work!

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    I thought many nail bars and the like were fronts for the slave trade with the people working there under duress.
    Round here its unusual to see a nail bar not fully staffed by orientals. Which is odd as its mostly Indian & African migrants in Sluff.

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  • TestMangler
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    Originally posted by courtg9000 View Post

    These contrary to popular opinion are not good fronts for ML.
    The connoisseurs of ML prefer hot food takeaway, 24 hour retail, pubs and night clubs because of the cash throughput. Sunbed shops for example simply do not deliver the levels of cash handling to sufficiently launder large amounts of cash most payments are debit/credit card. Sunbed shops are more likely to be what in brokerage circles is called a PEMS business. Similar examples of PEMS businesses are nail bars and dog grooming parlours.

    PEMS stands for Preventing Extra Marital Shagging and is where the husband sets the wife up in business in a bid to stop her from bonking the personal trainer whilst he is out at work. I know a few contractors who have fallen into this trap.
    I wouldn't take up money laundering as a profession if I was you

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by courtg9000 View Post

    These contrary to popular opinion are not good fronts for ML.
    The connoisseurs of ML prefer hot food takeaway, 24 hour retail, pubs and night clubs because of the cash throughput. Sunbed shops for example simply do not deliver the levels of cash handling to sufficiently launder large amounts of cash most payments are debit/credit card. Sunbed shops are more likely to be what in brokerage circles is called a PEMS business. Similar examples of PEMS businesses are nail bars and dog grooming parlours.

    PEMS stands for Preventing Extra Marital Shagging and is where the husband sets the wife up in business in a bid to stop her from bonking the personal trainer whilst he is out at work. I know a few contractors who have fallen into this trap.
    I thought many nail bars and the like were fronts for the slave trade with the people working there under duress.

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by courtg9000 View Post

    These contrary to popular opinion are not good fronts for ML.
    The connoisseurs of ML prefer hot food takeaway, 24 hour retail, pubs and night clubs because of the cash throughput. Sunbed shops for example simply do not deliver the levels of cash handling to sufficiently launder large amounts of cash most payments are debit/credit card. Sunbed shops are more likely to be what in brokerage circles is called a PEMS business. Similar examples of PEMS businesses are nail bars and dog grooming parlours.

    PEMS stands for Preventing Extra Marital Shagging and is where the husband sets the wife up in business in a bid to stop her from bonking the personal trainer whilst he is out at work. I know a few contractors who have fallen into this trap.
    That's going to make me grin all day. An associate of mine did that recently wait till I take the mick out of him!

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  • _V_
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    London is one big state sponsored money laundering operation. Only the little crooks will receive any attention. The big dog behind it all will survive scrutiny.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by mattster View Post

    Can you explain the scam? Who benefits, and how? Just curious.
    Private Eye on West End souvenir shops : london (reddit.com)

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  • mattster
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    Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Private Eye reported on this kind of scam a few years ago.
    Can you explain the scam? Who benefits, and how? Just curious.

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  • NotAllThere
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    Private Eye reported on this kind of scam a few years ago.

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