Money mule awareness

Increasingly, fraud networks are recruiting unsuspecting victims to receive and transfer money from other victims.

What is a money mule?

A money mule is person who's recruited by fraudsters to serve as a middle person to transfer stolen money. This is known as money laundering, which is a crime. They may or may not know that they're a pawn in a larger network. When a mule moves money, it becomes harder to identify the fraudsters from the victims.

They often transfer the money using:

Typically, mules receive a small percentage of the money transferred.

Warning signs and how to protect yourself

Fraudsters use several methods to recruit potential money mules. Here are a few warning signs to watch for:

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