Fake police investigation

A U. of I. student received a call from someone purporting to be an “ambassador” from Chicago, who said that the student was under police investigation for international money laundering. The student was interrogated by the scammer for several hours, during which she was prompted to disclose personal and financial information. The student was instructed to maintain video contact with the offender via Skype under threat of arrest. The offender then instructed the student to send the equivalent of $106,000 to a third party in transactions that occurred over multiple days.