What is ‘Hi Mum’ scam that siphoned off $7.2 millions from the accounts of Australians this year?

New Delhi: Scammers use a variety of clever and creative methods to defraud innocent people. It means manipulating people’s emotions. This year he had more than 11,000 Australians attacked by scammers who stole about $7.2 million from their accounts. The Australian Consumer Competition Commission (ACCC) has released new figures showing a staggering increase in fraud over the past few months. The ‘Hi Mum’ scam has been looting Australians for years, targeting people’s emotions.

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What is the “Hi Mum” Scam?

Scammers in Australia usually pretend to be children and send WhatsApp messages from unknown numbers to scapegoats. It’s called a “Hi Mum” scam because it always starts with “Hi Mum”.
When victims respond to messages, these scammers pretend to be children and demand money for urgent reasons, mostly by concerned parents.

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According to the ACCC, the most common tactic is to claim a lost or damaged mobile phone as a valid reason for transferring money because you can’t access online banking. Scammers may also ask for personal information, which can be used to scam other family members, according to the ACCC.

Overwhelmed by parental emotions, the victim falls into a trap and sends money to a scammer. The ACCC reports that at least $7.2 million of her has been stolen from her 11,100 victims so far this year. The number of victims affected by the scam increased 10-fold from August, the organization reported, with 1,150 Australians being scammed, with total losses totaling her $2.6 million. Increased.

Who are scammers targeting?

Scammers are using the same techniques used by large companies to message potential customers en masse. But their strategy seems random. They try to send as many people as possible to set traps for some of them.