If you transfer money through your bank account in return for some ‘easy cash’, you’re being a money mule. This could cost you 14 years in prison.
That free money could cost you your freedom.
If you’re being promised lots of money for not much effort, be careful. This money could be linked to criminal activity, like human trafficking, drugs or modern slavery. Saying you didn’t know you were being used as a money mule won’t stop the police from taking action.
Being a money mule is a serious crime, you risk:
- Facing a prison sentence
- Losing your bank account and difficulty getting future financial products
- Finding it hard to get things you need like phone contracts and student loans.