My dad's hacked WhatsApp account was used to send out messages for loans

Anonymous | 28 Nov 2023

Loan Scam
Someone hacked into my dad's WhatsApp and pretended to be him. They asked me to loan $10,000 to 'him', and when I declined (knowing my dad's history of borrowing money from me), they began negotiating and even inquired about the maximum amount I could loan. They instructed me to transfer the funds to PayNow accounts belonging to two Malay women and one Chinese man, which struck me as unusual. All my previous loans to my dad were made directly to his bank account. I became suspicious, and they continued messaging me persistently thereafter.