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RSN™ Special Report: 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 for business, from a family member, 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.
A SCARS Division
Miami Florida U.S.A.
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FAQ: How Do You Properly Report Scammers?
It is essential that law enforcement knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.
Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:
- Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance
- Your National Police or FBI (www.IC3.gov)
- The Scars Worldwide Reporting Network HERE or on www.Anyscam.com
This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide.
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