A new alert is talking about fake WhatsApp accounts that are now going as far as contacting users as members of WhatsApp’s support team.
The new danger has recently been on the rise and many are asking what they can or should do in such a serious situation. Similarly, how can you prevent being a vulnerable target?
Well, it’s so important to understand that receiving messages from people you don’t know is clearly suspicious activity. And if the profile or context seems fishy, trust your gut because chances are that it’s a scam.
One user who goes by the name ‘shimon128’ (via WABINFO) says he received a weird text message from another account on WhatsApp, where the user acted like they were from the WhatsApp team.
Disguising themselves as Support from the popular platform, Shimon says he knew something wasn’t right and he immediately blocked the chat and reported the account. He later found out that the account was not only fake, it wished to steal information.
WBI has outlined how fake profiles try to verify their authenticity by using verified badge on their profile displays. But how can you really identify if you’re talking with a WhatsApp verified account or not?
Well, it’s actually not too difficult, once you turn an observant eye on the matter.
Authentic WhatsApp support accounts have badges put next to…