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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# money mules

This year
Gardaí warn students not to become 'money mules': 'No bank account, no visa and you'll go to jail'
Gardaí said they have arrested around 100 money mules in the last year.
Last year
Over €12 million was illegally transferred by 'money mules' in the first half of 2022
A money mule is a person who allows their bank account to be used for the transfer of another person’s stolen or illegal money.
Garda warning as students continue to launder money as money mules
A new awareness campaign is being launched this autumn.
All time
€5 million worth of 'money mule' transactions moved through Irish banks so far this year
The vast majority of the incidents involved bank accounts belonging to people aged between 18 and 24.
From Korea to Kerry: Gardaí reveal massive international fraud with a 'significant footprint' in Ireland
Gardaí say that Ireland is a target for international organised fraud gangs.
Two men arrested as part of money mule recruitment and cyber fraud investigation
The two men are currently in Clondalkin and Ronanstown Garda Stations.
Over 700 suspected money mules identified as gardaí warn they're 'destroying their futures'
Teenagers are particularly at risk because they are targeted on social media in what appears to be a friendly approach by the criminal.
People warned of consequences of becoming 'money mules' after 30 arrests by gardaí
Young people in particular are being targeted by criminal organisations.
'Money mule' recruiters tricking Irish third-level students into handing over bank details 
Spikes in money mule recruiting activity are often seen at the start of new terms, according to experts in the field of fraud.
Dozens of young women duped into money laundering scheme at Irish music festivals
On average, there are 1,600 cases of money muling reported by Irish banks each year.
'Money mule' warning issued by gardaí as €2 million fraud investigation gets underway
The practice involves criminals recruiting people to help launder stolen or illegal money.
Wicklow teen allegedly laundered money for criminal gang after being approached on social media
The teenager said she didn’t know what she was doing was illegal.
Criminals are using social media to recruit Irish students as 'money mules'
Advertisements for “get rich quick” or fake jobs on Facebook are being used to dupe people, gardaí said.