Scammers are using another new method to hack whatsapp accounts. You could lose access to your WhatsApp account if you make a simple mistake.
Kolkata Police shared information on Facebook to alert people. Let’s find out how you can avoid this scam and keep your account safe.
Nowadays almost all of us use WhatsApp to connect with friends and family.
WhatsApp is also used for our personal or official work. So scammers are targeting WhatsApp and cheating with many people.
So the police are promoting this new method to warn people. The warning was issued following a complaint by a student and a businessman. The new scam to hack WhatsApp started on World Yoga Day i.e. 21st June.
Maybe you have heard, someone opening a Facebook account in the name of a friend and asking people for money. Same here but whatsapp is targeted.
WhatsApp Hack: How Scammers Are Working?
Scammers first hack a person’s Facebook account. Then asked her friends to join the WhatsApp group created by a scammer for the yoga class.
Then they send a link and ask the recipient to click on it.
After clicking on the link, the scammers ask the recipient for a six-digit OTP. And if the recipient shares that OTP then the scammer can instantly access their WhatsApp account.
Actually that OTP is the verification code to use whatsapp.
What will happen to those whose WhatsApp accounts will be hacked?
Once the scammers get access to the whatsapp account, they try different traps. For example, many people ask for money to join the yoga class pretest.
Not only that, they can use this whatsapp account for illegal activities.
How do you keep safe your WhatsApp account from this type of scam?
There are a few things you must take care of to avoid this type of scam.
First of all, don’t click on any unknown link. Before sharing any OTP, first, you need to understand from where it is being shared and why the OTP is asking for it.
You should not click on any message from an unknown number on WhatsApp with any offer or anything that you are not interested in and if there is any link with it.
The only way you can stay safe in the internet world is your vigilance.
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