Be careful of ‘Hi Mum’ scam messages – on WhatsApp

 “Hi Mum” or “family impersonation” scams

The ACCC and Scamwatch are urging the public to be wary of phone messages from scammers pretending to be someone you know and then claiming they need help.

Known as “Hi Mum” or “family impersonation” scams, victims are contacted – most often through WhatsApp – by a scammer posing as a family member or friend. After building a relationship, the scammer will eventually ask for your personal information and money.

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