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> I don’t see how you could conceivably convince strangers to withdraw cash for you at that scale without raising eyebrows

The book "Kingpin" talked about how most of the people doing the withdrawing of cash were usually "mules" who were in on the scam. They'd withdraw the money, get a small cut and send the rest to a middleman.

The book itself goes into a lot more detail on how it worked:


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