Everyone loves using WhatsApp, after all it’s the world’s most popular Instant Messaging app which was acquired by Facebook a couple of years ago. Since then, we have seen a lot of updates on the app. The app was made for chatting only, and then it received Voice Calling, Video Calling, Group Calling and many other options. It’s becoming a one stop for all the communication needs for users. If you are using WhatsApp, here’s a warning for you all. WhatsApp’s Scams are going viral and to keep your personal bank account information secured, we have come up with some tips which you can use to stay secured.
As per these scams, WhatsApp users will get a warning message with a fake message which says the subscription of your account it about to expired and hence it will ask for your details to pay some amount as a subscription fees. By this message, you would receive a message along with a weird link. Since the app is widely popular with over a Billion active users around the world, most of the scammers and spammers are target the users of this app so that they can get a maximum output.
This fake message and a link will ask you for a verification of your account and will ask you to purchase a lifetime subscription of WhatsApp Messenger. If you have been using WhatsApp messenger for a long time, you have to be very well aware that WhatsApp Messenger is there for absolutely free of cost. It doesn’t ask you to pay even a single penny, the app is widely popular and is available for all the platforms for free. Earlier, the app was asking for a nominal subscription fees, but later on, the app was made for free globally.
The fake WhatsApp message reads as: “Your subscription has expired. To verify your account and purchase a lifetime subscription for just 0.99 GBP simply tap on this link.”
In addition to this, people who have received this messages have taken to Twitter to warn others so that they can be safe with this fake message which are actually scams. If you get such message in your inbox, we urge you to kindly delete this message immediately, else, this will fetch your personal information and this way you can be the victim. Make sure to block the sender of this message as well. If you receive such message from any other user of your contacts, you should block him down as soon as possible to stay secured.
This malware can be scanned using an Antivirus software as well. If you have clicked the link received in the message already, you can still be safe by running an Antivirus tool on your phone. If you receive such messages or offers to get free things out, we request you to kindly avoid such messages and stay safe with your personal information and accounts.