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Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020

BPS alerts public of WhatsApp scams

BPS alerts public of WhatsApp scams

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), is aware of WhatsApp messages being circulated advising users of the messaging app, that they’ve won a significant sum of money.

Recipients of this message are being asked to submit a “winning code”, as well as provide personal information to an email address provided.

The message is being sent from overseas numbers.

This all part of a growing trend of phishing scams.

Detective Inspector Derricka Burns, of the BPS Special Investigations Crime Division provided the following advice, should you receive these scam messages:

• Do not respond to the message.

• Do not open any attachments or links.

• Block the sender to stop any further messages from being received.

• Avoid communications with unknown numbers.


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