Scammer pretending to be woman’s daughter steals Rs4 million via WhatsApp
What happened: A woman from Paignton, Paul Boughton, thought she was making payments on behalf of her daughter because she was receiving messages such as, “personal and genuine reason.” Paula Boughton was scammed out of almost 16,000 pounds on Whatsapp. However, she was further saved from getting scammed more as her bank was able to stop the last transaction.
Details: However, her case is now being brought to the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, but the scammed amount was refunded to her via the bank. On the other hand, Paul Boughton is quoted by BBC further, “It went on after a couple of lines of text to ask me if I would make a transaction for her, which I agreed to, if she sent me the sort code, the payee’s details, and the account number.”