Santander warns of growing Whastapp scam where victims can lose £1,610 | Personal Finance | Finance | #whatsapp | #lovescams | #phonescams

People can also report scam messages on WhatsApp by opening up the chat with the unknown number and selecting Block and Report.

Chris Ainsley, Head of Fraud Control at Santander UK said: “We’ve seen the volume of WhatsApp scams skyrocket over the last few months.

“By preying on people’s relationships with their loved ones, while simultaneously applying immense pressure, these crooks are successfully getting into people’s heads and persuading them to hand over their hard-earned cash.

“Don’t let them win – verify who you’re messaging, before sending money.”

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