Warning over WhatsApp scam
Police issued a warning today about a social media scam in which people are falsely told they have won a large sum of money.
A message circulating on WhatsApp tell recipients to submit a “winning code” and provide personal information via e-mail.
A police spokesman said the message, sent from the overseas number +1 (236) 256 8359, is part of a growing trend of phishing scams.
Detective Inspector Derricka Burns, of the Special Investigations Crime Division, provided the following advice:
• Do not respond to the message
• Do not open any attachments or links
• Block the sender to stop any further messages from being received
• Avoid communications with unknown numbers.