The Basic Money Mule Model!

The Basic Money Mule Model!

Scammers scam their victims, but while the scam is ongoing, they convince the victim to do them a favor – receive some money or merchandise for them. It might be fore business, from a family members, any story will do. Then send to it over to them!

Then the victim – who has now become a Mule – sends it on to the scammer.

Scammers do this for various reasons:

  • They do not want other victims to know they are not where they say they are.
  • They want to convince other victims they are not a scammer
  • They want to buy things using stolen credit cards, and the Mule has a valid local address that will not raise alarms with the shipper.

Scammers use this model extensively. It is estimated that about 12% of scams involve a Mule or trans-shipper.

The scammers also utilize Moles in their local Transfer Agency (such as Western Union) so that they never have to give out their real identity. When you have a Mole in the Western Union or MoneyGram shop, the money can come to any fake name and the Mole simply “pays” it out claiming they verified the identification.

RSN Team
Miami Florida U.S.A.

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2 Comments

  1. Gary+Bowyer March 17, 2018 at 10:38 am - Reply

    what if they want me to order cell phones.phones come to my house then i send them over seas.they say that they are starting a busness and the agent over there will send them the money .they will pay me back,standard catfish program no video,no phone call ,no voice commo ,i did get a selfie with a pre arranged statement.and she added my name.

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