Parents warned about cruel ‘hi mum’ phone texting scam that has already fleeced unsuspecting families of $2million
- Parents are getting hoodwinked across the nation via mobile phone scammers
- Scam artists send texts from unknown numbers asking for money in the swindle
- NSW and Victoria residents account for more than half of the $2million taken
Parents have been put on alert after scammers swindled more than $2million from families mainly across four states using a devious text message.
The highly effective ‘hi mum’ mobile phone scam plays on the fears of parents when scammers send a text message from a different number pretending to be one of their children.
The messages claim the son or daughter has a new phone and tells the parents to delete their…