Agency – According to the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC), the number of victims of online scams has increased at least tenfold in the last three months.
Local media in Australia reported that in the year 2022 alone, the ACCC says that at least 11,100 victims have been robbed of $7.2 million (about 560 million Nepali rupees).
The Australian competition regulator said the number of victims had increased tenfold since August, when there were more than 1,150 scams, with a total loss of $2.6 million.
The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) shared this information by tweeting.
People are being cheated by saying hello mummy in WhatsApp
Following a rise in ‘Hi Mum’ scams, we are urging Australians to be wary of phone messages from a family member or friend claiming they need help. The ACCC said in the month of August this year, ‘More than 1150 people were victims of the scam, with a total loss of $2.6 million.’ The regulator said that most of the families reported in this scam were by women above the age of 55 years. People receiving suspicious messages are urged to verify the contacts they have contacted.