Maharashtra cyber, the state's nodal cyber security agency recently issued an advisory against a "WhatsApp hijack fraud" targeting users.
WhatsApp is currently one of the most used cross-platform messaging applications. This application has millions of users, which also attracts lot of scammers and hackers. New type of scam has started emerging in the WhatsApp community.
Cyber criminals are targeting users of the popular messaging platform and taking over their accounts. The scammers hijack the users account by gaining users verification mode through messages asking users to verify their phone number. Do not share your WhatsApp verification code, even if the messages claims to be the app's tech support team, and do not click on URLS sent by unknown contacts. WhatsApp will never message to any of the users even if it's a reminder to update the app or to synchronies' with new phone.
Be aware any email that claims any voice message from whatsapp and click a button to hear it. Genuine Whatsapp will be delivered via the application itself.
The secret messages sent to people inboxes claim have an exclusive chance to download "Whatsapp Gold".
You get ping a link on Whatsapp it promises you a discount at a supermarket or retailer. In return, you have to fill in a short survey. A win situation, right?
But in fact the link takes you to a counterfeit website, and when you plug your details in it goes straight to scammers.
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