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Whatsapp Scam Alert Avenue Ward

Alert message sent 25/11/2021 17:01:00

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Whatsapp Scam Alert



We have been made aware of a Whatsapp scam doing the rounds - a random number will message purporting to be a family member saying they are in financial trouble and to help by transferring money to an account.  It goes something like this:

Mum?
Mum?
My phone is broken so am on a new number - can you do me a favour, my internet banking is down and I need to pay an urgent bill, can you transfer some money to this account please XXXXXXXX and i'll send it back first thing tomorrow.

It's as simple as that.  Don't fall foul to these scammers, always check with family members via another means before sending money anywhere!  And remember your bank will never contact you asking you to confirm your account numbers. 

You can access the Little Book of Big Scams online and report online fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk




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Victoria Petersen (Police, PCSO , Hull West)

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