tens of thousands of mobile numbers of 50+ year olds sold for whatsapp fraud

Names, adresses and mobile numbers have been sold for fraud using WhatsApp. Most of these numbers come from callcentres, mainly those selling energy contracts. The fresher a lead is, the more they are worth: betwween 25 cents and 2 euros. The money is usually transferred through mules, who keep a percentage of the proceeds.

Source: ’06-nummers van tienduizenden vijftigplussers doorverkocht voor WhatsAppfraude’ – Emerce