Scammers everywhere, including whatsapp. Of all the whatsapp scams that are being used to defrauded lots of people, we have compiled the two most trending and effective ones, to forewarn anyone who cares against falling victim to their trap.
Whatsapp Missed Voicemail Message
In this Whatsapp scam, via e-mail, fraudsters inform you that someone left a voicemail for you. In view of this, they, leave a playback button link, which is supposed to play back the missed voice tone.
As an unsuspecting fellow, you think it’s just a new feature rolled out by Whatsapp, then you quickly click on the ‘Play’ button. What will happen is you will be taken to a malicious website that will download and install a file called “Browser 6.5” on your Android phone.
Then, while you are still carried away by the suspense of the voice message, a pop up asks you to click the Agree button
If users then click the “Agree” button in the “browser”, information from your phone will be relayed to their data base.
Such information that could be relayed include your banking app details, some of your important log in details, etc. Once relayed, you can’t tell the level of fraud they can commit with the collected data
Before you believe any new feature in an application, try to verify the authenticity from the right source, you can simply ask questions.
Be careful of pop ups any time you are using any app or when browsing, before you click AGREE OR CONTINUE, try to get understand it first.
Whatsapp Fake Mail
They achieve this outside whatsapp. Someone fakes to be a whatsapp admin, he sends out a mail to you, soliciting for you to subscribe for an update. He provides a link camouflaged with whatsapp official logo
They are inviting you to add on services or subscribe for updates, without you knowing that clicking on the link provided will give the scammers approval to list you on a premium phone line.
Once you subscribe to them, you have automatically given them your phone and mail details, which they will sell to scammers in need of mail or phone subscribers.
From there you can’t tell what updates and information you receive on your mobile anymore.
Never subscribe to any whatsapp update outside your phones verified store. These guys can mimic links like you never imagined
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