The FBI is out with a new warning that criminals may try to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic through a tempting scheme.
It starts off as a harmless enough request. You receive an email, maybe through an online job site or a dating website. Provide your bank account information and allow money transfers to flow through your account. You move the money for someone, who pays you a little cash for your trouble or lures you with the potential of a romantic relationship.
Sounds easy, even profitable, right?
Wrong. Acting as a so-called money mule may land you in prison and ruin you financially.
The FBI says scam artists are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to launder ill-gotten gains by accessing your personal and financial