North East Regional Special Operations Unit

Money Mules

News / August 01

Don’t Be Fooled is a partnership between FFA UK and Cifas. It aims to inform students and young people about the risks of giving out their bank details, and deter them from becoming money mules.

Full details about the campaign can be found at the following website http://www.moneymules.co.uk/

Fraudsters may ask you to receive money into your bank account and transfer it into another account, keeping some of the cash for yourself. If you let this happen, you’re a money mule. You’re involved in money laundering, which is a crime.

You might be approached by fraudsters online or in person. They might post what looks like a genuine job ad, then ask for your bank details.

Once you become a money mule, it can be hard to stop. You could be attacked or threatened with violence if you don’t continue to let your account be used by criminals.

Don’t Be Fooled by offers of quick cash.

Criminals need money mules to launder the profits of their crimes. Mules will usually be unaware of where the money comes from – fraud, scams and other serious crime – or where it goes.

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