Everyone is selling & buying dollars in Lebanon and the easiest way to do so if you’re not a licensed exchanger is through WhatsApp groups. The black market is booming and those trading via WhatsApp are figuring out new ways to trick the authorities, that are presumably monitoring groups and arresting those trading illegally.
Check them out in the video below, it’s quite hilarious but overall a sad state of affairs. People are lining up for hours to barely get $200, while businesses are unable to get any dollars to import new products. The Central Bank is draining whatever is left of people’s dollars in banks, while the government has yet to agree on numbers and the IMF negotiations are not looking good at all (And no, China is not an option).