PSA: SPF warns of resurgence of scams involving WhatsApp account takeovers

published 05.06.2020 02:00

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PSA: SPF warns of resurgence of scams involving WhatsApp account a Facebook post today, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) warns of a resurgence of scams involving WhatsApp account takeovers.

As we reported before, such scams typically start with the victim receiving a WhatsApp message (from a contact whose WhatsApp account has already been compromised) that asks them to reply with the six-digit verification code sent to their phone.

If this code is provided, the victim would subsequently lose access to their own WhatsApp account.

According to the SPF, scammers would then go on and pretend to be the victim and ask the victim’s WhatsApp contacts to send them their personal data, including their phone numbers and images of their bank cards.

Also, you should turn on WhatsApp’s two-step verification, so that when you realised your account is compromised, you can quickly sign back in and verify with the PIN to log out the scammer.