North East UK news Mum warns of WhatsApp scam after being conned out of £10,000 PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The This Morning guest told of the messages she had received that convinced her it was her son in desperate need of help

North East UK news Mum warns of WhatsApp scam after being conned out of £10,000 PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The This Morning guest told of the messages she had received that convinced her it was her son in desperate need of help

North East UK news  Mum warns of WhatsApp scam after being conned out of £10,000 PremierLeague-News.Com
04 July 2022 - 23:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A woman has shared her story of losing her life savings to a WhatsApp scammer to raise awareness of methods used by fraudsters. Angela Briscoe appeared on ITV’s This Morning to explain that she received messages on WhatsApp from someone who pretended to be her son, who was travelling in Mexico at the time. Mrs Briscoe told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that the scam ended up costing her a staggering £10,000. The fraudster first got in touch with the message: “Hi mum, please change my mobile number to this one”. Mistakenly believing that it was from her son, Mrs Briscoe quickly replied. READ MORE: Five HMRC scams that everyone should know about Messaging back to confirm the sender’s identity, she made the mistake of giving away her son’s name, BirminghamLive reports .

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. The impersonator soon went on to explain that they had a number of outstanding bills to pay. Mrs Briscoe soon fell victim to the so-called ‘mother and father’ scam, making four separate payments and draining all her savings after being convinced that her son needed help. Mrs Briscoe, who lives in Dorset, admitted that she “still feels very angry” about the situation. Her bank Santander, who said that their customer had been warned about WhatsApp scams, was able to get back £5,000 - but half of the money is still lost to fraudsters. READ NEXT: Police warning as notorious 'Holly Willoughby' cryptocurrency scam emerges in North East Facebook groups Warning as fraudsters use summer holidays and festival events to scam people Nearly 3 in 4 Newcastle families have been targeted by scammers - how to avoid being conned NHS warns Brits of Covid text scam that could steal your bank details Airbnb brings in new rule with ban affecting every property in UK

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