There’s A New WhatsApp Scam You Need To Look Out For

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There’s a new WhatsApp scam that could potentially infect your phone with malware and let scammers get a hold of your private information.

The latest WhatsApp scam sees con-artists send you dodgy links which seem like they’re coming from your friends.

BT warn that these links show up as part of a regular conversation with a friend, and if you click them take you to a discount page which then asks for your personal details.

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If you fall for the trick and click through to get the discount vouchers, your phone will be infected with malware, which will allow scammers to get hold of sensitive information.

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The telecommunication giant say you should always be careful about clicking on links sent via WhatsApp, and there are a few red flags to keep an eye out for.

These include:

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  • Instructions to forward a message
  • Suggestions that your account could be suspended if you don’t forward a message
  • Promises of a reward if you click through

All of these are common in scam messages, so by taking the time to see if a message is legit you can keep you and your data safe.


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