Via Singapore’s The New Paper:
Victims would first receive a WhatsApp message from one of their contacts, whose account may have already been compromised.
The message will request for their WhatsApp account verification code, which is sent via SMS.
Once the code has been sent to the scammers, the user will lose access to his WhatsApp account.
WhatsApp users receive a verification code when they try to log in for the first time on a new device.
If a WhatsApp user receives this code while already logged in, then it might be that someone else is trying to access his account by inputting the user’s mobile number.
Police said in overseas cases, scammers used the compromised accounts to deceive the victim’s contacts into buying online gift cards, then sending over the password for the cards.
These cards would then be resold by the scammers for a profit.
WhatsApp scam could leave you locked out of account (TNP)
John Wiles writes:
Just been hit by this WhatsApp scam you might like to put a warning out…
Panoramic view from the Davin Stand of Croke Park on All Ireland Final Day in 2014
The GAA has been made aware of fake emails in circulation claiming to have All-Ireland hospitality on suite level available.
The association is advising members and supporters to disregard these communications as the offering is completely false.
Croke Park does not use any third party providers for hospitality offerings and all suites are in long term contracts. All hospitality for Sunday is fully booked.
The GAA also reminds members and supporters to purchase match tickets from official sources only.
The limited number of terrace tickets that went on sale this week for Sunday’s finals have been sold out.
GAA supporters warned about fake All-Ireland ticket scam (GAA.ie)
Related: ‘This is a new one on us… hopefully nobody has been sucked in’ – GAA warns against email scam for All-Ireland final tickets (Independent.ie)
Previously: The Hill Has Eyes
Ultan Mashup writes:
Just arrived in my inbox. A supplier called Inbenta Technologies,no less. No, wouldn’t cause concern at all…
Identity theft warning after major data breach at Ticketmaster (The Guardian)