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How the scam works
1. The scammer contacts victims via messaging apps like Whatsapp with the promise of an easy online task (eg. following or liking an account on TikTok)
2. The scammer asks their victims to install a chat app via a web browser. This app is malware intended to gain remote access to phones.
What to do if the scammer contacts you
- DO NOT respond to or entertain messages from the fraudster.
- DO NOT provide any personal or financial information to anyone through the phone.
- DO NOT install any apps when requested. Only install apps from genuine platforms like AppStore or PlayStore.
Have you or anyone you know been contacted by this scammer?
If yes, send us the details at email@example.com and make a police report.
Stay safe online!