WhatsApp scams News
Suffolk Trading Standards in the United Kingdom has issued a warning to WhatsApp users that fraudsters are targeting them via false messages posing as a member of their family. A mother from Kessingland received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number claiming to be her daughter. The Suffolk County Council has revealed some staggering losses as a result of WhatsApp scams and other types of fraud.
Fraudsters target WhatsApp so that they can reach their massive user base. Revealed by Russian security researchers at Kaspersky, this scam is all about package deliveries from companies. The process which scammers follow is that they send WhatsApp messages to users portraying themselves as delivery companies and then they tell the user that a package needs to be delivered to the address.
Microsoft Windows also suffers from viruses and malware against any other operating system due to the above-mentioned reason. Kaspersky has described another scam of a fake website which is being created by scammers that reportedly allows users to chat with “beautiful strangers” but takes them to a false Facebook login page. WhatsApp users must be alert or stay away from clicking any such spurious links that can take away their hard-earned money.