Investigators from the National Police have detected a new form of fraud committed through

WhatsApp

.

Scammers contact women and trick

them by posing as their children

to urgently request money, in order to deal with an immediate problem.

To achieve deception, they allege that they cannot communicate directly with their usual telephone due to supposed

problems with their terminal

and that they cannot receive calls.

Faced with this situation, the victims agree to make the immediate transfers as requested.

Finally, when the transaction has already been carried out and the injured parties

manage to really talk to their children

, they realize that they have really been victims of a deception and they can no longer cancel the transfer.

In recent weeks, various scams have been detected in different parts of the country with which criminals have managed to defraud amounts ranging

between 2,000 and 26,000 euros

.

In case of receiving a communication of this type, the National Police recommends not losing your temper and

making sure before making any

payment that the person you are contacting is really a relative.


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