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You are bang on. There was a whopping 26% increase in under 21s acting as money mules 2018. Stay savvy and Don’t Get Kurupted. There was a whopping 26% increase in under 21’s acting as money mules in 2018. Don’t Get Kurupted or you could face 14 years in prison.

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Always use a different - complicated - password for every online account. Go and change your passwords! You should never use the same password on different online accounts. And while you’re at it, check your passwords aren’t easy to figure out.

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That is bang on. Don’t get fooled by someone sliding into your DMs offering you an easy way to make money by doing them a favour. Money mules are recruited lots of different ways, including DMs on social media. Don’t Get Kurupted by the promise of a quick way to make cash.

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Spot on. Make sure you don’t let anyone “borrow” your bank account to receive money or make payments. This is exactly what a money mule is. Don’t Get Kurupted by letting someone else use your bank account to deposit money or make a payment.

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Keep your personal details safe and think twice before sharing personal information online and in real life to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft. Don’t Get Kurupted by identity thieves. Think twice before sharing personal information online and in real life to avoid becoming a victim.

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In 2018 there was a 6% increase in under 21’s acting as money mules.

You should use a different, complex password for each online account.

As well as approaching people face to face to get them to be money mules, fraudsters also use social media to try to recruit money mules through DMs or adverts.

A money mule is someone who lets another person deposit money into their bank account. Some of the money is then transferred onto another account, and the remainder is kept as payment for the favour.

Identity theft affects over 100,000 people every year.

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