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Missouri Money/Parcel Mule Convicted

Missouri Money/Parcel MuleMule A money mule sometimes called a "smurfer," is a person who transfers money acquired illegally (e.g., stolen) in person, through a courier service, or electronically, on behalf of others (usually criminals that they are knowingly or unknowingly affiliated). Typically, the mule is paid for services with a small part of the money transferred - but not always. Mules may or may not be aware that they are performing these actions. Money mules are often dupes recruited online for what they think is legitimate employment, not aware that the money they are transferring is the product of crime. The money is transferred from the mule's account to the scam operator, typically in another country. Similar techniques are used to transfer illegal merchandise. Mules can be prosecuted for numerous crimes. Convicted St. Louis, Missouri woman admitted Wednesday that she participated in a romance scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. that targeted middle-aged or older women Prosecutors said the scam, which began in 2019, duped women across the country into sending valuable items to the post office box. The victims believed [...]

SCARS™ Scam Warning: New “Brushing” Parcel Scam

SCARS™ Scam Warning: New "Brushing" Parcel Scam Warning Of New ‘Brushing’ Scam: Packages From Amazon, Other Retailers Being Sent To People Who Didn’t Order The Better Business Bureau and others are warning of free boxloads of merchandise from Amazon or other companies leave right on your doorstep! What could possibly [...]

From Victim To Criminal

From Victim To CriminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. Scam Victims Can Easily Cross The Line During A Scam And Afterward Make you that you are not engaged in illegal activities! SCARS™ Scam Basics: From Victim To Criminal How Can A Scam Victim Be Transformed Into A Criminal? [...]

SCARS™ Insight: Receiving Gifts From Scammers

SCARS™ Insight: Receiving Gifts From Scammers Have You Ever Been Asked By A ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. For Your Address To Send You A Gift? A VICTIM RECENTLY ASKED: " I have a question to the group. What can it mean if a scammer wants to send me a Christmas surprise? I know [...]

What Is The Difference Between A MULE and a MOLE

What Is The Difference Between A MULE and a MOLE Scammers Are Well Known For Convincing Victims Into Working For Them, Knowingly Or Unknowingly Becoming Mules But Scammers also place Moles in places where they need extra control! Moles vs. Mules Sadly, many [...]

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