Photos of Southland radio host’s baby used in scam » Scammer News

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A Southland radio host has been targeted by scammers after they disturbingly used images of his newborn baby in an attempt to con loyal listeners.

For more than a year scammers had set up and used a fake Facebook page pretending to be NZME’s Hokonui Breakfast host Luke Howden.

For months the fake scam page had been keeping a low profile, while copying Howden’s posts, including interactions with listeners and photos in a bid to look legitimate.

Then last week the page struck after messaging loyal listeners pretending to be the real radio host, telling them they had won a weekly prize that featured on Howden’s show every Friday.

The scammers also went back through some of Howden’s posts that were more than a year old telling people who had entered a competition that they had won a prize.

They then asked listeners for their bank account details.

Speaking to The New Zealand Herald, Howden, who is a new father, said he…

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