Online security

17 September 2018

Easy money – no strings attached!

Watch out for cybercriminals – they are lurking on social media, and even at your favourite places with promises of making fast and easy money.

Don't become a money mule

You may well be committing an offence and face prosecution. In addition once you have handed over your card, you will be put under pressure to do more for them. If you don’t comply then you could face threats, including physical violence.

How does it work?

You may well be committing an offence and face prosecution. In addition once you have handed over your card, you will be put under pressure to do more for them. If you don’t comply then you could face threats, including physical violence.

They target the young

You may well be committing an offence and face prosecution. In addition once you have handed over your card, you will be put under pressure to do more for them. If you don’t comply then you could face threats, including physical violence.

What are the risks?

You may well be committing an offence and face prosecution. In addition once you have handed over your card, you will be put under pressure to do more for them. If you don’t comply then you could face threats, including physical violence.

What can I do to protect myself?
  • Don’t be fooled by those promises of fast money! Either on social media, or in person.
  • Never give out your bank card or bank account numbers to someone you don’t know. Never share your PIN with anyone.
  • Make a complaint if you receive a suspicious offer for making money.