November 14, 2009

Mafia Wars Money Laundering & Collection; Strategy Guide

A new feature for Mafia Wars was added sometime last night called money laundering. When you do a job, you have a random chance to hit the "mother lode" and get extra money. However, you will need help to launder this money, which is where your fellow mafia members come in.

Once you hit the mother load, you can then ask your friends to help you out. I am assuming that once 10 people help you out (like the other jobs), you will be able to collect the bonus pay (will confirm or deny soon).

In addition to Money Laundering, a new collection was added then pulled down - the Money Laundering Collection:


It includes the following pieces: Money Iron, Dirty Laundry, Dryer Sheets, Money Line, Roll of Quarters, Death by Detergent, Dirty Bra. The bonus for vaulting the collection is rumored to be +10% extra money from laundering, but that is still up in the air for now, as the collection was pulled shortly after it was put up.



The only thing is right now the collection has been pulled down so it does not show up in your inventory. You still keep the items though - as if you use a 3rd party tool you can gift them.

Big Apple Week

Double mastery and double loot in New York, starting this weekend and running through the 22nd. Last time they had a double mastery day, I took an account through New York in less than 3 hours, so this would be as good a time as any if you were looking for a new account. Will keep an eye on it.

On that topic, I'm looking to potentially release Mafia Wars Guide v2 this weekend! Stay tuned for more updates, and I will update this post as more information comes out on money laundering.
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55 comments:

  1. Don't you mean "Big Apple WEEK"? The game news says so, and it starts on Sunday.

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  2. wheres the laundering thing

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  3. Just helped someone launder their money, and it said I was rewarded with a "Dryer Sheet", but the dryer sheet doesn't show up in any collection, or as loot or a boost.

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  4. Anyone else missing the "Get Help" button on several Moscow jobs? It shows up on Episode 3, but not 1, 2, 4, 5.

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  5. The "Get Help" button was missing on those jobs for me last night, but were there when I logged in this morning. Not sure what changed.

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  6. I was rewarded with the Death By Detergent and it too doesn't show, hopefully it will come Sunday.

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  7. Is this for people who haven't finished NY yet?? Where did you find the collection before they took it down for the time being?? How will it affect the people who have already finished NY??

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  8. Big Apple Week is a great time to start a new character... EXCEPT YOU CAN'T CHOOSE WHAT TYPE OF CHARACTER i.e. "maniac", "FEARLESS" ...

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  9. Seriously? You just have to pick a random class?

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  10. it picks a random class for you, and on my 6th account now and no fearless

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  11. i beleive it starts out with one of the three, the title isnt there until around level 5+, you know right away if your mogul, with the rackets, but it seems that you start with a 5 minute energy timer(fearless) and then you do the jobs, but around levels 5-7 (random) you check your profile and your "maniac" and the energy timer changes to 3 min...

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  12. Where's this money laundering thing happening?
    I've finished NY months ago (Cuba also), but when I get back to NY I don't find any new jobs or anything.
    Can anyone let me know where this thin is happening? OR is it just for people who haven't finished NY yet?

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  13. Something is wrong with new characters. It will not allow you to select what class you are going to be. I am not certain if classes are being randomly assigned, or if choices like where you spend your points and what actions you take are making the selection of class for you. At level 5-6 you will see you class appear on your profile. I have made two characters already and both became "Maniacs". On both, I did not have Influence as a stat and I started with properties. I would really like to make a "Fearless" for this event, but it doesn't seem possible. Has anyone been able to create a fearless today?

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  14. I just created a Fearless character today. I didn't get rackets either; I have properties with the "collect your take" button.

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  15. I've done the money laundering thing several times today, and last time I got:
    "Sorry, you've laundered too much money already today. The Feds are getting suspicious."

    When I got "money" as a reward for laundering, it didn't actually show up in my account. I hope this changes when the money laundering goes live.

    I also got two Money Line items, and although I couldn't find them anywhere in my inventory, when I looked at another player's wishlist who was seeking them, it reported: "You have: 2." So at least the collection items are being stored somewhere.

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  16. When you click on the above Death by Detergent
    do you get it or not??????

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  17. The double week has finally started!

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  18. how to u get the money laundering collection, its already big apple week but there's no collection in my inventory

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  19. Stop posting those 'how do you get them'. Nobody knows yet.

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  20. Does show how many you have on WL, MW is getting so messed up !!!!! Mr.Biggs MW

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  21. I did the special job for the week (Break into the Docks), which unlocks 30 Untraceable Cell Phones. Like the Hallowe'en job, xp is double that of energy expended, depending on level. 25% job mastery.

    It told me to use the phones in the Underboos tier - not sure if that is because they can only be used there, or because Underboss is the tier I'm working on mastering now.

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  22. To Anonymous@ 8.49

    It says Underboss because you need a couple of hundred untraceable cell phones to get through Underboss, so while it's not the only place you'll need to use them (Cuba needs 78 of them I believe) it is where most of them will go.

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  23. How do I create a new character?

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  24. I was able to use a link someone gave me to trigger the money laundering without having to do any jobs ... I passed the link on to a few friends and it worked for them too for a while (time-limited somehow)

    30 people helped me with the money laundering for 140 exp, so it's the rate is not limited to 10 like for jobs.

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  25. i launder the money and got only $700 and no collection bonus. and for those who got the laundering job, how did you get that? was that after a random/certain job? or certain times of job? or what? and the bonus, is that for the ones who launder the money or for them who give the job?

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  26. I haven't been able to get anyrhing out of this....no options to money launder, and when I click to help somebody else I get a pop-up that says I got X dollars plus a loot item, but neither the money, nor the loot shows up anywhere. It doesn't even show up when I pull somebody else's wish list for an item I supposedly got. I've even tried going back an doing a couple of NY jobs, even though I finished all 3 levels of every NY and still nothing. I did use the link somebody posted that triggers the help launder notice but never got any kind of completion notice for it.

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  27. Helped someone with money laundering job in NY this am (15/11), said I was awarded $5,500,000 but it didn't show in my account!!! Not a happy bunny!

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  28. I have clicked on several of my friends' icons on their walls and the same, "you've been awarded $5,500,000 and nothing. And I have yet to find any of the laundry items. Plus MW is messed up again as usual. WTF Zynga? Why doesn't anything ever work???

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  29. I'm confused, isn't there a "Dirty Sock" item too? I've seen it on several blogs and yet I don't see it on here...I'm so lost.

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  30. cannot get the "ask friends to help" button on new york jobs to work- does not open to the window which post to my wall or the feed for others to see- thus, no help on jobs - more time and energy to finish new york

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  31. "cannot get the "ask friends to help" button on new york jobs to work- does not open to the window which post to my wall or the feed for others to see- thus, no help on jobs - more time and energy to finish new york"

    you have to be using either Firefox or Google Chrome.........and have a little patience when you hit the button (2-19 seconds before the post shows for you to publish it)

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  32. i have bn doing jobs in new york in 12 accounts but never got the money laundering thing even once.can't believe this.is it still on,if so how to get it.i just finished a ny account from scratch but nothing at all .pls help

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  33. you can get the money laundering thing frm this link

    http://apps.facebook.com/inthemafia/remote/html_server.php?xw_controller=launder&xw_exp_sig=039c30c3126047d6f95c927a300b1646&xw_time=XXXXXXXXXXXXX&xw_action=start&xw_city=1&tmp=235f0fe87d72b124f179afd3bef08022&job=69&

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  34. @ass- I tried ur link, when I click on it, I get job information not found... anyone else have better luck...

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  35. got a laundry basket, but I still have no collection, so it does not show up.... :-)

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  36. I got a dirty bra the other day, it doesn't show in my loot, but when I see it on others wish list, it does show I have one. Obviously, they are working out some bugs.

    Also, was able to use the money laundering link above twice (two accounts.)

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  37. They put the collection up again. It's under the Daily chance collection. =P

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  38. I have already vaulted the set and all you get is -3% off bank fees so instead of 10% you now pay 7% and its in all citys... Not that great of a bonus...

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  39. you need to be in NY when you use the link to money laundering...

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  40. To the people missing the "Get Help" button the jobs at the beginning of an episode -- they made a change where you now have to own all the equipment on that job to get help on it. before you always get help.

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  41. I too have had the problem with exepting the laundered money...so far my account is 32,400,000 short...wonder whay zynga is up to...kinda sounds like the whole mafia wars quiz you take and get like 500,000,000 dollars and 48 godfather points that never made it to my account either

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  42. I didn't have the cash show up either for money laundering. Until this one time I logged in and I was being hit hard in fights losing cash like mad , because I had 45 million unbanked. I figure thats about the amount of times I recieved 5.5 million with it not showing up anywhere.I'm guessing its difficult to offer all these double bonuses if everyone is banking there cash as usual. Not everything needs to make sense to be fun and interesting. Just saying.

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  43. i havent seen anything of the money laundering yet, i have done quite a few jobs, since i am trying to get new york done.

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  44. I got no property but racket,the racket nedded money than influence why happen like that?

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  45. I started getting problems with mafia wars since they edited some new features, it started when they added the new game feature

    Moscow Re-Tuned! We've taken your suggestions into consideration and have made it easier to progress in Moscow. All Moscow businesses have been unlocked and their values increased. Also, Moscow bribe penalties have been removed!

    problems encountered :
    1)Since this was applied, i could not help anyone from my updates, if i press links to help in jobs, war help links, IT GOES BACK TO MY HOME PAGE,

    2) i cant post help jobs to FACEBOOK wall , my jobs from NY, Cuba and Moscow does not publish to FB wall so no one helps me, and i get stuck on jobs on moscow,

    3) When i press a war help link from FB wall , it goes back to my LAST own war!! so i cant help either ,

    4) the boss jobs in Moscow are locked , so i cant progress in the game,

    so far all i can do is finish my energy, fight and finish my stamina, and thats it , i cant do anything anymore to progress in the game but wait again for stamina, and energy, and its been goin on since Moscow Re-Tuned! showed up, Please fix this ASAP as im a daily player

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  46. I Need money-laundering racket

    Join My Mafia: http://apps.facebook.com/inthemafia/status_invite.php?from=676646219

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  47. i just collected the Money Laundering Collection. i was awarded with a 3 percent reduction of bank cuts. Which means, from the regular 10 percent, now my banks (in NY, Cuba and Moscow) now cut only 7 percent.

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  48. For those having trouble getting help in Moscow on boss jobs. Check out this link.

    http://forums.zynga.com/showthread.php?t=265175

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  49. money laundering bonus sucks

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  50. please help how does this money laundering works??? is that when i press (need help button???) i didnt get anything from that except job mastery. i have finished ny,cuba,moscow and i will soon finish bangkok... PLEASE CAN SOMEONE EXPLANE ONCE FOR ALL!

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  51. Pls i'm desparate :-/
    I still can't do this "money laundering things" i'm lvl 642, i have mastered NY/Cuba/Moscow/And soon i will finish Bangok. My mafia is 504 ppl, I have never seen in my wall that somebody need help with laundering money :-( what i have to do, to make this collection ?
    Thx.

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  52. i have tried a lots of this laundering links from the internet... and all i got was that it said... request sent.. but nothing was published on my wall.

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  53. Hi guys I'm looking for dryer sheets, money line and roll of quarters, for them I would be happy to give dirty bra, death by detergent or money iron. If you are interested write me an email to mwtrde@gmail.com

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    can you tel me:nguyenngocgiau2009@gmail.com

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  55. i can i need looking for people investors money big help free me business $8 million to $10million dollars
    can you tell me :nguyenngocgiau2009@gmail.com

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