The WhatsApp 'likes' scam that the National Police warns about

At this point, scam attempts that spread through social media such as WhatsApp They are innumerable. Deception tactics are very varied, but there are two types that abound. On the one hand, scare or worry to generate urgency on the victim and who provides personal data or money, and on the other hand encourage their greed and make you believe that you are facing easy money. To this last group belongs a new scam that is circulating on WhatsApp and of which the National Police recently warned.

To carry out this deception, cybercriminals randomly contact the victim through WhatsApp or another social network. He introduces himself as an employee of human Resources from a company that is looking for people to work by giving 'likes' or 'likes' on well-known social networks in exchange for money.

The offer is very attractive since it offers a high remuneration in exchange for an extremely simple task. The trap comes when it is explained to the new worker that you must invest a small amount of money to access your first order of giving 'likes' and then you will receive the money invested plus the corresponding part of your profits.

Scammers must give credibility to their ruse, so during the first days they comply with the agreement and the victim sees how, in effect, he is making easy money.

In this way, the quantity increases and when it has been reached an amount of several thousand eurosthen the scammer cuts off contact with the victim and does not refund the money.

In Zaragoza, several complaints of this type of scam have already been received, which are being investigated by the Economic Crime Group, with amounts swindled from up to 11,000 euros following this method, according to Europa Press.

One way to detect that the offer is not pure wheat is to look at the telephone number, since usually They have prefixes from foreign countries instead of +34. Another, and the most important, is to listen to common sense and keep in mind that no one gives away dollars for four pesetas or less for 'likes'.

If you have fallen for this scam or another, it is necessary that the victim contact the bank to take appropriate measures and file a complaint with the National Police providing all the documentation you have about the scam.