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Whatsapp Scams invade the internet

September 12, 2016

 One of the latest scams to hit the internet is centered on the famous messaging app “whatsapp”. Numerous phishing sites depicting the new WhatsApp Web service are popping up and trying to obtain a user’s cellular number to carry out scam campaigns and subscribing to premium-rate services. Antivirus vendors have also discovered that Trojans are also being distributed in the desktop versions of WhatsApp downloads from some sites, focus on obtaining banking information.So please be careful and do not fall for this scam. Always go to a vendor’s official site for new features and enhanced functions for any application.Here is an extract from Whatsapp official site announcing the launching of the new feature. "Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser. Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device -- this means all of your messages still live on your phone.To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply openhttps://web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code --- scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go. You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.We really hope you find web client useful in your everyday lives." Please browse with caution and download content only from trusted sites.

 

 

 

 

 

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