SOURCE: ‘Hi Mum’ scam arrest: What you need to know about text message scams | SBS News

  • The “Hi Mum” text scam involves the scammer sending text messages under the guise of a friend or family member who “lost” their phone and got a new number, asking victims to send their banking information via SMS or WhatsApp.
  • One of these scammers was arrested in Doncaster, Melbourne, Australia following a 6-week investigation, finding substantial earnings through the scam with the intent of being used to purchase electronic goods.