One MUM told how she got revenge on the WhatsApp scammer who tried to tear her apart by posing as her own KIDS.
June Morton received two messages from a scammer posing as her child.
They wrote: “Hi Mom, it’s me. This is my new number, my phone just broke.
“So you can delete that number and save it.”
Jun immediately recognized that the messages were part of a popular scam that had been making rounds on Whatsapp for more than a year.
But instead of ignoring the messages, she decided to take her own and end them.
She wrote back: “Hiya honey, remind me again who you are xx.”
The scammers, unaware that she had figured out their plan, wrote back: “Your biggest and cutest child xx”.
Then June decided to play a prank and wrote: “I have four oldest and cutest kids, which one are you? X”
“I’m four, what are you!!”
Her messages silenced chatters when they realized they’d been played – but that didn’t stop June from pushing it further.
She sent them a picture of their four-year-old toddlers and wrote: “Please, tell me which one is in trouble?????”
Then the scammers did enough and blocked her.
June told Yorkshire Live: “I think haha, do you think I’m cool”.
She added: “My friends absolutely squeal, especially when looking at photos of the four kids on Google.”
This is the latest product in a similar series WhatsApp Fraud Attacks.
What is the ‘Hey Mum’ scam
Con artists have been attacking WhatsApp users with the ‘Hey Mum’ scam throughout the last year.
They often send messages posing as the son or daughter of the person they are texting.
They tell them they’re struggling – and need money or a new phone.
Thousands of people have fallen for the scam with Police and even WhatsApp warning app users to be on the lookout.
In the UK, you can report a suspected phishing email to the National Cyber Security Center here.
You should always talk to a family member in person or make a phone call before sending them money.
It comes after a bead scammed and lost £6,500.
Another woman cheated out of thousands Cruel scammers posing as police officers.
Action Fraud shows 25 cases of fraud were reported between August and October 2021, with victims losing £48,356.
WhatsApp has warned people about fraud.
Policy director Kathryn Harnett told Which?: “WhatsApp protects users’ private messages with end-to-end encryption, but we wanted to remind everyone that we all have a role to play in keeping them safe. your account by staying alert to the threat of scammers.
“We recommend that all users never share their six-digit PIN with others, not even friends or family, and recommend that all users set up two-step verification for added security. secret.
“And if you get a suspicious text (even if you think you know who it’s from), calling or requesting a voice note is the fastest and simplest way to check.” someone say who they are.
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