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Money mule rise
15 December 2017
The number of young people acting as ‘money mules’ has risen by 75% in one year, says the UK’s fraud prevention service, Cifas.
Between January and September 2017 there were 8,652 cases involving 18-24-year-olds.
Young people, especially students, are often targeted because they are perceived as being more vulnerable and short of money.
A rise in cases have prompted a new Cifas campaign ‘Don’t be Fooled’, as much of the money being laundered is coming from drug smuggling, people trafficking and terrorism.
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