Okay, let me see if I have the pitch right—hypothetically speaking,
let's say I have made, through many illegal means, a metric buttload of
money and I want to have it laundered. I don't want to mess with the
banking systems as they seem to be under high scrutiny these days (besides,
everybody knows they're criminals anyway).
So, I grab a few hundred pages from Wikipedia, bundle them into a “book”
which I “publish
and sell” via Amazon. This costs me nearly nothing.
Then I “buy” as many copies of this “book”, getting nearly 45% of the
money as the “author.” Amazon won't complain, as they're getting a nice
chunk of change. Heck, I could even get a higher percentage of the money if
the “book” is bought through an affiliate program I set up
(this might push my percentage over 50%).
And who's to say this isn't going on right
And you know, money
laudering might explain some of these Etsy sites (link via Regretsy).
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
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