Anti-Scam FAQ: What is a Money Mule and what do they do?


A money mule is a person who is used by criminals to transfer stolen money. Typically, the money mule is unaware that they are involved in illegal activity, and may believe that they are simply helping to transfer money on behalf of someone else. In reality, the money that they are transferring has been obtained illegally, often through scams or fraud. Money mules are often recruited through job offers or business opportunities that promise easy money in exchange for transferring funds. Once they are recruited, they may be instructed to open bank accounts in their own name or to use their own accounts to transfer the stolen money. This can put the money mule at risk of being implicated in the crime and can result in legal consequences.

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