Victim was scammed out of 6,500 euros: police warn against WhatsApp scams

A 69-year-old man from Güstrow (district of Rostock) lost around 6,500 euros due to fraud via the Whatsapp messaging service. According to police information on Tuesday, the man received an SMS on his smartphone on Monday from an unknown number, in which a fraudster pretended to be his daughter.

In the message, the alleged girl asked for financial support, after which Güstrower transferred money twice.

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