Alert! A new scam in targeting Whatsapp users

Alert! A new scam in targeting Whatsapp users

As we all know during this health emergency period we all are dependent on internet to accomplish our daily task and many scammers are planning to harm us. One of the scams which are very harmful is going on Whatsapp, Scammers are asking for OTP and saying we are from Whatsapp Technical team. But as per information “WhatsApp never asks your data or verification codes".

There is one incident happened:

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Navarro got a Whatsapp message from an account claiming to be Whatsapp Technical team. In the message, the hacker asked Navarro to verify his identity by providing the six-digit verification code that is sent to a user via an SMS when they register their WhatsApp accounts. What’s interesting is that the hacker used WhatsApp’s logo as the account’s profile picture, which may lead an unaware user to believe that the message is indeed coming from WhatsApp.

 

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“To keep your account safe, don't share your verification code with others...When you receive this notification, it means that someone has entered your phone number and requested the registration code. This often happens if another user mistyped your number when trying to enter their own number to register, and can also happen when someone attempts to take over your account,” WhatsApp says.