Skip to comments.Justice Department Says It Halted Over 600 ‘Money Mules’ Used in Fraud Schemes
Posted on 12/05/2019 4:08:15 PM PST by upchuck
The Justice Department (DOJ) said it took action to stop over 600 money mules from assisting in fraud schemes that steal money from victims and forwarding the proceeds to perpetrators overseas.
Officials said on Wednesday that over a two-month period authorities were able to disrupt mule activity that spanned over 85 federal districts and mainly victimized senior citizens. The actions addressed a variety of elder fraud schemes including grandparent scams, romance scams, and lottery and sweepstakes scams, the department said.
This comes after 228 money mule recruiters were arrested by authorities in 31 countries as part of an international crackdown, according to the European Unions police agency, Europol, on Tuesday.
As part of the DOJ initiative, they have charged a number of individuals who have knowingly funneled fraud proceeds to accomplices.
Money mules are people who help move stolen money from country to country, helping mask the identity of individuals who are involved in the larger crime. Some of these individuals are recruited through a job posting and are likely unaware that what they are doing is illegal, according to the FBI.
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It appears that the DOJ has sure been on a tear going after corruption in the United States lately. Such a shame they can’t set their sights higher up the food chain.
I didn’t get a money mule. I could use the dough. Where do I sign up?
but did they get the Nigerian prince who needed my assistance in a very urgent matter?
Which countries were the perps..???
Does it come with acreage?
I need a barn or lean to, also. Money for feed. I guess ever time I need some money I just open up the saddlebags and grab some out.
600.... ad several 0’s and you get what is actually going on.
I think I know where another 435 are.
How about the billions of dollars sent to Mexico every year?
I always have to ask myself, WHY DO PEOPLE FALL FOR THIS CRAP?
I am also what they call a senior citizen, and one thing I have learned in my long life is “NOTHING IS FREE”, especially if it requires a deposit up front.
My motto my whole life has been “TRUST NO ONE, BELIEVE NOTHING, UNTIL I HAVE PROVEN IT TO MY OWN SATISFACTION”.
This has always served me well.
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