If you have witnessed any type of suspicious activity, please report it to law enforcement. The attorney’s office says that in the past 18 months it has initiated prosecutions of several money mules who have either operated from, or targeted victims located in southern Illinois. Copyright 2021 KFVS. All rights reserved.
Some money mules are innocent victims who do not realize that they are aiding in criminal activity. They are then asked to help move money and goods from victims to fraudsters, who are often located overseas.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois reminds members of the public to be careful with who they meet online.(U.S. Attorney’s Office) Many of these individuals are recruited online through dating websites, job advertisements and other types internet solicitations.
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