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From the News: Consett 'became porn and dating payment hub'

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gh0stxvx, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. gh0stxvx

    gh0stxvx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hundreds of people in a former steel-making town became directors of companies involved in pornography, dating, diets and travel.

    Thought you guys might enjoy this bit of IM news from England this week.

    A guy set up 1200 shell companies and was getting paid £2,500 and £3,000 per company to do so. Most of these were for companies in the adult niche. The directors were making about £150 a year from it claiming they didn't know what they were involved in. Full story here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-38097382

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    BS they knew what they was doing. This stuff goes on all the time.
     
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    100% agree. A lot of risk for the sake of such a small amount of money though.
     
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    As a "civilian" it will be a slap on the wrist at worst. Hence the "huh?" attitude. Where as the guy setting them all up, sure he will get a more harsh sentence. Then again it's the UK government, there not exactly good at cracking down on tax avoiders.
     
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    I meant more in terms of business loans in your name and other things like that.