ALERT - WARNING: TAKE NOTE OF THIS NEW WHATSAPP SCAM

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ALERT - WARNING: TAKE NOTE OF THIS NEW WHATSAPP SCAM


ALERT - WARNING: TAKE NOTE OF THIS NEW WHATSAPP SCAM

On Thursday (April 20), a woman received a message with a WhatsApp access code contained there-in.

Shortly thereafter, she was phoned by a man who claimed to be from the WhatsApp company and he asked her for the code so that he could ensure that she would be able to access her WhatsApp with the new code.

For two hours after that, her WhatsApp did not work and she soon realised why when friends started calling her to find out if she was all right. She was shocked to learn that they had received WhatsApp messages from her number, asking them for money and airtime.

The messages claimed she was in trouble and could be arrested if the money or airtime was not forthcoming soon. Some of her friends did pay money over and others paid for airtime.

While the complainant was reporting the matter to police, more of her friends were being targeted in this way.

Police appeal to the public to be aware of this new scam which appears to intercept your WhatsApp messages




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