Beware of this new Whatsapp scam
- It should be noted that WhatsApp is a free service, so far.
- The link asking you to pay is malicious.
- Hackers will get access to all your private data including payment details.
WhatsApp is entangled in a new scam, and you could be the next victim. A malicious link is being circulated that tells users their subscription for WhatsApp has expired. Then it will ask users to verify their accounts and also purchase a lifetime subscription for 0.99 pounds.
The text reads, "Your subscription has expired. To verify your account and purchase a lifetime subscription for just 0.99 GBP simply tap on the link. <link>
Once you click on the link, hackers will get access to all your private data including payment details. It should be noted that WhatsApp is a free service, so far. Now, WhatsApp subscription isn't something that has popped up for the first time. So, users believe it probably may be true. But it is important to always check the authenticity of the link, before clicking or downloading anything.
This isn't the first time that WhatsApp scam has come to the forefront. It was just recently that a malicious link circulating online disguised as a WhatsApp update that lets you view WhatsApp in different colours was spotted. It was just a bogus extension that would install malicious adware to your device.
The more we rely on online services, the more we need to be careful of such scams.