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MONEY MULES Resources & Signposting
Fraudsters may ask you to recieve money into your bank account and transfer it into another bank 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 - is a partnership between UK Fianance 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.
People often become money mules unwittingly. They might think they're giving out their bank details for a genuine reason, then end up involved in money mule fraud.