Attorney General William P. Barr announced the establishment of the Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force, a joint law enforcement effort that brings together the resources and expertise of the Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch, six U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and other organizations. The Strike Force will focus on investigating and prosecuting individuals and entities associated with foreign-based fraud schemes that disproportionately affect American seniors.
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