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smurf

1. noun, slang A money launderer. When I worked as a smurf for a drug cartel a few years ago, I used to spend all my time traveling across the country to make deposits small enough not to get the feds' attention.
2. noun, slang In competitive online video games, an experienced player who poses as an inexperienced one in order to gain an advantage over other players. This guy's profile says he's only level 4, but he's been getting more kills than all of us combined. I have a feeling we've got a smurf in the game.
3. noun, slang Someone who visits various stores and pharmacies to buy enough pseudoephedrine to synthesize methamphetamine, especially on behalf of someone else. The meth cook hires a bunch of different people to act as his smurfs, all of them rotating around the stores in the city so as not to arouse any suspicions.
4. verb, slang To launder money. A: "My boss has me take the money and deposit it into ATMs around the city. He says it's to reduce the fees we pay." B: "You've been smurfing for your boss? That's money laundering, dude!"
5. verb, slang In competitive online video games, for an experienced player to pretend to be an inexperienced player in order to gain an advantage over other players. Turns out that the dude banned for smurfing had 10 different accounts he'd been using to harass noobs.
6. verb, slang To visit various stores or pharmacies in an area to buy enough pseudoephedrine to synthesize methamphetamine, especially on behalf of someone else. The suspect was caught smurfing in a CVS on Tuesday. He had nearly 200 boxes of cough medicine in his trunk, which he told police were for a friend of his.

smurfing

1. slang Money laundering. A: "My boss has me take the money and deposit it into ATMs around the city. He says it's to reduce the fees we pay." B: "That's called smurfing, and it's totally illegal. You're money laundering, dude!"
2. slang The practice of visiting various stores or pharmacies in an area to buy enough pseudoephedrine to synthesize methamphetamine, especially on behalf of someone else. The suspect was arrested for smurfing on Tuesday. He had nearly 200 boxes of cough medicine in his trunk, which he told police were for a friend of his.
3. slang Of an experienced, skilled player in competitive online video games, the act of creating one or more fake accounts or profiles in order to pose as a weak or inexperienced player and thus gain an advantage over other players. Turns out that the dude banned for smurfing had 10 different accounts he'd been using to harass noobs.
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103) See Leyva, supra note 9, at 64 (outlining the limitless possibilities for smurfing with m-payment accounts and describing the precise possibilities for criminal activity).
Fidelity writers' terminology that includes words like embezzlement and forgery is being broadened to include hacker terms like spamming, spoofing, smurfing and pinging.
Thus controls on large cash transactions led holders of hot money to divide it into multiple deposits below the threshold - so-called smurfing - which meant smaller transactions had to be scrutinized too.
She'd been allegedly smurfing - the underworld slang for cash laundering.
El smurfing contempla el empleo de cientos, quiza miles, de agentes que hacen las veces de portadores de efectivo y que realizan miles de depositos por cantidades inferiores a US$10.
Cuckoo smurfing, also known as third-party payments, relies on a crooked insider in the banking or money transfer system with access to the bank details of innocent businesses or individuals.
A GANG who became the first crooks in Scotland to be convicted of a money-laundering scam known as cuckoo smurfing were yesterday jailed for almost 10 years.
Critics, say, however, that meth cooks are using a process commonly known as smurfing to get around the system.
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