Money Mule Scam
26 August 2015
We have recently become aware of new scams where people who are not members of Defence Bank are contacted via email and offered employment in various travel, administration or management related roles.
These emails advise recipients to open an account with one of a number of financial institutions, including Defence Bank.
Typically scams of this type involve the transferring of funds, which in most cases are fraudulently obtained, by employing “mules” to open accounts in their name and then using third party intermediaries such as Western Union to send the funds overseas where they are collected by the perpetrators.
So if you are contacted by anybody purporting to offer employment, and that role will require you to open a new bank account with one of a number of financial institutions, please ignore the employment offer and delete the email.