Patrice Runner, 54, appeared at a Central Islip, New York court one day after being handed over to U.S. authorities, according to a news release from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. In October 2018, Runner had been indicted on charges of mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering over an alleged scam based on letters from supposed psychics, taking in around $180 million from more than 1 million U.S. victims over 20 years.
Money mules are people who receive and transfer money obtained from victims of fraud. Some money mules know they’ve been recruited to assist criminal activity, but others become money mules without realizing their activity is benefiting fraudsters.Read Scam Article
Have you received unsolicited mobile text messages indicating that a USPS delivery is awaiting your action, with an unrecognized web link to click in the body of the message? Don’t click the link! This type of campaign is a scam called smishing.Read Scam Article