Job Scams and Money Mules: Be ware of Job Scams
We want to make you aware of a scam that has recently been circulating to prevent you from being a victim of this or similar scams. If you’re opening an account at the credit union due to a “new job” solicited through email or Internet job website, please use caution. If the job requires you to open an account, deposit or receive funds and withdraw those funds to wire money, there’s a good chance that you’re involved in a scam. This type of scam is affiliated with the term Money Mule. A Money Mule is a person who transfers stolen money or merchandise from one country or person to another, either in person, through a courier service or electronically. The term is commonly used to describe online scams that prey on victims who are desperately in need of money and a job. Victims are unaware that the money or merchandise they are transferring is stolen.