Muling is a method used by phishers to make it more difficult to recover any stolen funds and identify the eventual culprits. Phishers contact a person (known as the “mule”, a term borrowed from smuggling) to make withdrawals from a compromised account and deposit it to another account under the control of the phishers. In exchange, the mule receives some amount of the money through his hands. When investigations are made, it is the mule who finds himself in legal trouble immediately, not the phishers.