Money Mule Recruitment Over IM
how many times have you received an email offering “work from home” or 75k a year? these are money mule recruitment emails.
a money mule is much like a drugs mule. the mule facilitates the transfer of the money as a middle-man. if say, an eastern european mobster wants to get the money he stole from a bank account in the us by the means of phishing, he’d have to somehow transfer that money.
the money mule would get the money, keep a small percentage and send the rest via the anonymous western union, laundering it.
today was the first time we observed a money mule recruitment happening on instant messaging.
be careful on what you believe, no matter if via email, the phone or im.