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Please, Mum! WhatsApp fraudsters pose as loved ones to steal money

Scammers are turning to an underhand new tactic to con the unsuspecting into parting with cash over the phone

After chatting on WhatsApp about the latest series of Ozark, Paula Leonard’s* daughter broached a difficult topic: she needed two bills paid, as she was locked out of her online bank account after getting a new phone.

Leonard immediately moved to help her US-based daughter as she has done in the past.

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