Overseas students targeted by fraudsters
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Overseas students targeted by bank account fraudsters

An exclusive undercover investigation for Inside Out London has discovered that some of the overseas students in our universities are being recruited by criminal gangs to act as "money mules".

It means their bank accounts are used to launder dirty cash – money that is often the proceeds of criminal activity.

BBC London has found out that while some students willingly sell their account details to these gangs for cash, others are being unwittingly duped into giving access to them.

  • 12 Sep 2016