With the increase in use of Internet, the tricks of fooling online users have also transformed immensely. WhatsApp is no doubt, the most used communication tool these days and due to its easy to use UI. Along with having so many pros, there are few negatives that can’t be ignored about this technology.
Recently, a WhatsApp scam is getting viral in which people are getting messages and notification of WhatsApp’s new update as WhatsApp Gold. The link redirects the users to a website where it is available to download. Originally, this is a malware which could hack into your system and even corrupt your data. We advise our followers to be careful of such updates.
Some people have shared their experiences on Twitter, you can read them below:
#WhatsappGold is malware and will ruin your smartphone if you open the advertisement.
This goes to all phones that have WhatsApp app. Keep your eyes peeled people!
— Dan J (@danjeffs13) January 4, 2019
— TechBuzz Ireland 👨💻 (@techbuzzinfo) January 2, 2019
I've been sent this warning twice today so am passing it on as better safe than sorry…
"If you receive a message to update Whatsapp Gold * Do not open it!
They just announced that the virus is serious.
Send it to everyone."
— Bakehouse Cottage #FBPE (@Bakehouse2016) January 3, 2019
#FridayFeeling scam alert, be smart and do not open #Whatsappgold #Martinelli #WhatsApp 😎'just googled it' video it will ruin your phone an old scam reinvented by fu**ers – tell your mates. pic.twitter.com/UWPZ7XxfOA
— fashion style inspiration (@fashiondiyteam) January 4, 2019
Be careful everyone and if you get to see more such scams, do let us know in the comments section.