There is a new one scam hanging around WhatsApp and it may be one of the best made in a long time. The scam is known as “broken mobile” and appeals to the purest parent-child sentimentality that is generated when receiving the message of a supposed son whose mobile phone has broken down and, therefore, writes from an unknown device.
The Civil Guard has alerted users about this new scam by publishing a tweet on the social network owned by Elon Musk. What can be seen in this message is that the people behind this scam decide to send messages to your number posing as a relative and, in this case, a child.
The initial comment explains the situation that opens with the comment that the mobile is broken, the new number is the current number and, of course, there is a problem that needs to be solved. Normally any father or mother would worry when faced with this situation and, in fact, this is what usually happens.
When you start by appealing to this sentimentality, what happens is that you lose any notion of security and, unfortunately, you end up falling into the trap. It is possible to know perfectly well that it is a trap due to the type of language that is used and, above all, to this problem that appears completely randomly.
A broken mobile, a message and WhatsApp: this is the new scam that wants to steal your money
The person behind the WhatsApp conversation makes it clear that they have a problem, being related to money And, it is that, for reasons of life, he has to make two payments. But you can’t make these payments as you can’t access your files. This does not make any kind of sense since it has nothing to do with having files to make payments being a WhatsApp scam.
In fact, all you need to do is download an application, be it from your bank or from any other company and, logically, you can do this on a new mobile. This comment is the one that reveals that the situation is a scam and that you should not fall for it because what you are looking for is to get all your money.
The most normal thing in the event that someone speaks to you appealing to family ties is for you to confirm that it is your son or daughter, really calling your son or daughter to check if they are in this situation. And, it is that, it is more than likely that this is always a scam that what you are looking for is to get your money.