Use Whatsapp? Police are warning of a new scam as victims are contacted through this messaging app | News from El Salvador
The Foundation urged to report this type of fraud, in addition to not disclosing personal information or responding to these messages
Police today warned of a new form of fraud being implemented for a few days via WhatsApp.
The foundation commented, via Twitter, detailing how the scammers operate, and also commented that it had already received various crime notices from various points in the San Salvados metropolitan area.
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“It is known that they write to random people with a foreign number and pretend to be a known person, asking if they know who he is? And the police wrote on the social network that the victims associate with someone they know may reside outside the country and start the fraud.”
After that, the perpetrator says, “He is about to return to the country and that he is requesting your assistance, either to collect his luggage or to help him financially, and for this purpose he asks for a copy of his personal identity document for” customs procedures “or for depositing money through an international transfer.
The police are urged to report this type of fraud, in addition to not disclosing personal information or responding to these messages.
Before the police message, some users mentioned the usual scam a few years ago when fraudsters used Guatemalan phone numbers for their crimes.
At the time, the fraudsters would tell the victim that they had won a car and money, and then demand the DUI number and bank account to hand out the prize.
Then the victim deposited the money into the interlocutor’s account so that he could handle the car and the cash in Guatemala.