Don’t Be a Mule

Money mules are people who receive and transfer money that was obtained from victims of fraud. Some money mules know they’ve been recruited to assist in the criminal activity, but many don’t realize it. Money mules are recruited through several methods:

  • Work-from-home scams
  • Confidence scams
  • Lottery scams
  • Romance scams


Protect yourself from becoming a money mule. Think twice before you:

  • Open a bank account or move money at someone else’s direction
  • Give someone access to your banking information
  • Allow money from strangers to be deposited into your account
  • Take a job that promises easy money and involves sending or receiving money or packages
  • Purchase virtual currency or gift cards on someone else’s behalf

For more information about money mules and how to protect yourself from becoming one, check out these educational materials. #DontBeAMule

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