Lost phone scam 

March 8, 2024

Someone posing as a relative or friend will text you from a different phone number claiming to have lost their phone and that they need your help. They will ask for money to be deposited into their account. We’ve seen a number of scams that start with a text via WhatsApp saying, “Hi Mum.”

How it works

The scammer will request urgent transferral of money to an account.

Remember: Never…

Transfer any money until you speak directly with your relative or friend to discuss their situation. Usually, their phone is still working.

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