Activate The WhatsApp Gold Version
How the scam works:
(with video below) Since you are reading this, you probably know that WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps out there. However, criminals prey on the naive users to make money and also to compromise their laptops and computers. Here are 5 scary WhatsApp scams you need to avoid. In the latest scam, WhatsApp users are reporting receiving a message encouraging them to switch to a premium version of the app named WhatsApp Gold. “Hey, finally secret WhatsApp Gold version has been leaked. This version is used only by big celebrities. Now we can use it too.”, says the message.
However, the bogus WhatsApp Gold contains malicious software that tracks users and steals their personal data and files. The message introducing you to this WhatsApp Gold version invites you to access a questionable website goldenversion.com.
The scam is remarkably similar the recent WhatsApp Plus hoax, an app that promised users the chance to send files of unlimited size and use WhatsApp with more than one number, but got them blocked by WhatsApp due to security concerns. In a different WhatsApp scam, you might receive an email or a text message claiming to be sent by the WhatsApp Admin. Watch the video below to see exactly what the message says:
WhatsApp Text Message Scam Video
How to avoid the WhatsApp Gold scam:
WhatsApp does not send messages or emails asking its users to upgrade or download a different app. On the other hand, do not download anything that comes from external links until the Whatsapp app sends you the official message for upgrading via iTunes or GooglePlay.
How to report the WhatsApp Gold scam:
Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
Report To The FTC Here
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