As social networks attract more users, Scammers and hackers are more likely to find prey. Dollars, raffles or transfers, the variety of resources is enormous. In this context at present WhatsApp has more than 2 billion users And there is a high probability of falling for digital scams.
Have special data, sources and expressions Which can be taken into account before a possible scam.
WhatsApp: 7 Ways to Classic Scams
Fraudsters, although they have the possibility to resort to various routes, most of the time they use one of the most well-known options. However, they are usually the easiest to believe.
1) WhatsApp Gold Premium Upgrades like: One of the most frequent scams for at least five years. The scam is simple; a user receives A message that promises a special version of WhatsApp Or a kind of ‘OnlyFans’ on Whatsapp. At the time of expected download, they infect the mobile with malware.
One of the most common ways has to do with perceived anniversaries of large companies.
From) Pay to download: Here The victim usually enters his bank details. If you’re lucky they’ll ‘only’ steal the amount you paid for. If you are unlucky, you may lose everything in your account. Hackers often pose as victims’ children or other family members and lie that they are traveling.
3) Sweepstakes: In this case, cybercriminals use WhatsApp to send mass messages inviting people to participate in raffles for travel, cell phones, 0km cars, etc. They send a link, in order to participate, you must open a link and fill out a form. If not, they refer you to download malware or obtain personal information and private to which no one should have access.
4) Family member or friend in trouble: Although it may be easy to recognize, The circumstance and the need to act quickly does not make us realize it. First, a person you know text message from a stranger’s cell phone, claiming that they lost their phone and that you need to send them money via a link in the body of the message. Again, this second part deals with the offense of theft of personal and/or banking data.
Sometimes the first contact comes through Instagram or Facebook. Then the scam continues on WhatsApp.
5) Wokfishing: This modality has become especially fashionable in Europe and other countries of the world. It is especially delicate in teenagers. Cybercriminals know how and which audience to target. The first contact is made through Facebook or Instagram and after establishing a bond of trust with their victim, they continue to strengthen the relationship through WhatsApp. If the victim falls, they can use that to share intimate and private data that will later be used against them.
6) Verification Code: Most security systems provide the option of double authentication to protect the password. Even then, If you receive a message on WhatsApp with a six-digit verification code, you may be suspicious.
7) Fake Anniversary: A simple message indicating that A major brand is celebrating its anniversary and giving gifts or benefits. before you get it You must complete a survey. Then, you have to share the message with your WhatsApp contacts or groups. The gift never arrives and the user is redirected to sites displaying some kind of adware.
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