AOA’s Yuna And Jimin, And Former Member Mina Speak Out Against Scammers
Current and former members of AOA have spoken out against a scam that has been going around.
Yuna took to her Instagram account to share a screenshot of how the scam is carried out and wrote, “Don’t do voice phishing. I’m going to report you. I was with my mom when she received these messages. If anyone else has received these kinds of messages, please check with me. This is not me.”
The screenshots show someone pretending to be Yuna as she writes, “Mom. My phone broke and I sent it in to get fixed so I’m using my computer to message you. Please message me when you have time,” and “I have to buy gift vouchers right now, but I can’t get my purchases verified because I need my phone. If you have the time, can you purchase them in advance for me?”
The messages also included a link to purchase gift vouchers and says, “I need 20 gift vouchers worth 30,000 won (approximately $25.27) each. Please send the redeemable codes to me here when you get them,” and end with, “I have to start filming. Please do this when you check your message.”
Former AOA member Mina commented on Yuna’s post with, “My mom is a victim of this too” and then shared her own story. She wrote, “This is voice phishing my mom received. The way it’s worded even sounds like my sister. Be careful everyone.”
The screenshots show a similar case, where someone pretending to be Mina’s sister asks their mother to purchase 30 gift vouchers worth 30,000 won each. This person also claimed that they had to send their phone in for repairs. Yuna replied on Mina’s post and wrote, “Be careful.”
With such incidents taking place, Jimin took to her Instagram story to send out a warning. She wrote, “Seriously, don’t do voice phishing. Be careful everyone. Make sure to call people and double check.”