Scale of fiasco highlights need for stricter regulation and cross-border force in Europe
The Russian-speaking caller refused to give a name but the threat was explicit: “Do you really feel you can walk home safely at night?”
It was 2013 and officers at the Estonian branch of Danske Bank were beginning to realise they had taken on some very unpleasant customers. After a tipoff, a member of staff had travelled to Moscow and started asking questions. The team was trying to trace the identity of people hiding behind anonymous corporate vehicles, which had opened accounts and were now using them to transfer huge sums of money. That was when its staff began to receive anonymous threats. “This bank will sink,” one caller warned.
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