Preventing fraud

Fraudsters want access to your bank accounts to move their fraudulent funds. They exploit your trust when you may be vulnerable, such as looking for a new job or relationship, and needing financial help. But when you make payments or transfers on their behalf, you'll learn that the funds were fraudulent. By then it's too late and you've already lost your money.
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What you need to know

What is a money-mule scam?

Recognize the types of money-mule scams

Spot the signs of money-mule scams

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