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'Hi Mum and Dad' scam spreads from WhatsApp to text message

on Fri, 16/09/2022 - 2:34pm

Action Fraud and Which? are warning of the spread of the 'Hi Mum and Dad' scam.

Scammers impersonating your family members, particularly adult children, in order to ask you for money are now targeting you through text messages.

Earlier this year, Action Fraud warned that it had received 1,235 reports of criminals posing as loved ones in need on WhatsApp between 3 February and 21 June this year, amounting to a total financial loss of £1.5m.

Don't fall for it.

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