How it really happened : NINJIO Season 5, Episode 6, Charity Case

In NINJIO Season 5: Episode 6, Charity Case, Learn how money muling schemes can be disguised as work-from-home job offers or charity groups.

Fraudsters who hack corporate bank accounts typically launder stolen funds by making deposits from the hacked company into accounts owned by “money mules,” willing or unwitting dupes recruited through work-at-home job scams.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/09/money-mule-gangs-turn-to-bitcoin-atms/

 

Banks are shutting down tens of thousands of accounts every year due to suspected fraud; on average, Santander closes down 24,000 accounts each year, and just under half of all those are suspected mule accounts – a huge proportion.

https://www.buguroo.com/en/blog/how-criminals-use-mule-accounts-to-launder-their-money

 

Law enforcement authorities from 26 countries, supported by Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), have joined forces in the third coordinated global action against money muling, with the European Money Mule Action ‘EMMA3’

https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/159-arrests-and-766-money-mules-identified-in-global-action-week-against-money-muling

 

Informative booklet explaining what a money mule is, the complicity spectrum, indicators, potential consequences, and how to protect yourself.

https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/money-mule-awareness-booklet.pdf/view

 

Understanding and Protecting Yourself Against Money Mule Schemes

https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/money_mules.pdf

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