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FBI sounds alarm on coronavirus-prompted 'money mule' schemes
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is sounding the alarm on scammers who are tricking people into becoming “money mules” as the new coronavirus is causing some to desperately seek ways to make money.
Not only are scammers finding new, inventive ways to steal the public’s information and trick people into forking over their money, they’re duping others into moving cash that criminals have obtained illegally, the FBI warned.
“When criminals obtain money illegally, they have to find a way to move and hide the illicit funds,” according to the FBI. “They scam other people, known as money mules, into moving this illicit money for them either through funds transfers, physical movement of cash or through various other methods.”
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