There has been an increase in reports of an old “verification” scam used to hijack a persons social media, with many targeting Crown Heights residents.
The scam involves a person asking you to “verify” a pin code that Whatsapp or other social media platforms use as a security measure during log in.
In many cases, the scammer will pose as a seller or buyer, asking you to verify your identity by passing along this pin code. The scammer will then use the code to log into your social media account or whatsapp, changing your group names or spamming your contacts.
NEVER pass on any code sent to you to anyone, and as a second layer of security, enable “two Step verification” when possible.