A WhatsApp message hijack scam is tricking people into obtaining personal details to steal money by pretending to come from a family member or friend.
Read the story of one unfortunate victim here.
Knowing what to watch out for will keep you one step ahead of tricksters.
Ask yourself …
- Is it out of the blue?
- Is the message received about a call for help following a crisis?
- Are you being asked for codes or passwords?
If yes, then simply call the friend or family member to make sure the message received is genuine.
On a happier note, may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.