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Another game of cheating started on WhatsApp, beware of ‘Hello Mom’ and ‘Hello Dad’ messages

Scam Alert : In view of the increasing use of WhatsApp, now cyber thugs have become active on this app as well. He is stealing money by breaking into people’s bank accounts in different ways. These days a new scam is being resorted to by cyber criminals to cheat money on this platform. The scam starts with ‘Hello Mom’ and ‘Hello Dad’. After this the process of cheating Rs. There have been many such cases in Britain. Let us see what is this complete scam and how to avoid it.

cheating like this

According to reports, through this scam, fraudsters have cheated about 5 million pounds i.e. about 50 crore rupees in the last few months. In Britain, thugs stole about 3000 pounds from a person. This type of fraud is happening a lot in India too. In fact, cybercriminals first send messages of ‘Hello Mom’ and ‘Hello Dad’ according to the users on WhatsApp. After this, he tells the person in front as his son or daughter that he is in a lot of trouble and he needs some money. On asking the reason for sending a message from a different number, they associate it with trouble and say that the phone has been stolen, I am messaging a friend with a phone. In some cases, thugs even create fake accounts. After giving assurance, the fraudsters ask to send Rs.

WhatsApp is also alerting

WhatsApp is also constantly alerting its users to see such cases of fraud increasing. The company says that be alert with such messages and do crosscheck it.

take these precautions

  • It is better to ignore the message coming from unknown number.
  • If still you think that the unknown number is familiar to you or you are reading that message, then there is no problem even, but do not click on any link given in the message.
  • Do not transfer money if you ask for help of money in a message coming from an unknown number or describing yourself as your relative.
  • Before sending money, make sure to verify whether it is a real person or a fake.
  • For this, you call on the real number of the person whose identity he is telling you.
  • Before transferring money, also check the name of the account holder. If there is a difference between the name of the person seeking help and the name given in the account, then you need to be alert.
  • Ignore messages with ‘Hello Mom’ and ‘Hello Dad’.

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