A money mule is someone who transfers stolen money between different bank accounts, typically in different countries, on behalf of others. Criminals are increasingly targeting young people for this purpose through social media. They message you with promises of making quick and easy money by lending them your debit card and PIN.
In reality, you’re being lured into making your bank account available for illicit money to be transferred through it and laundered. People who fall into this trap often don’t realise that they’re acting illegally, not to mention jeopardising their own safety and that of those around them.
Beware of strangers asking you for your debit card and PIN and never give them to anyone.