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money mule

money mule
 n.— «Mules—also known as “money mules”—are people employed by cybercriminals in work-at-home jobs offered via Web sites and classified ads. When purchasing merchandise using stolen cash or credit cards, thieves must stay clear of increasingly strict shipping regulations, depending on the countries involved. To avoid this problem, they employ mules who live in the target countries, driving a lucrative underground industry in which mules are used to physically ship stolen merchandise items around the world.» —“Predicting the Top Security Threats for 2007” by Jennifer LeClaire TechNewsWorld Dec. 30, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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