[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e all know very well that WhatsApp Gold, one of the most popular and well-known WhatsApp scams, has recently reappeared. However, don’t worry about this scam, as here we will tell you what it is and how to avoid becoming a victim.
WARNING! Do Not Download WhatsApp Gold
WhatsApp Gold, one of the most popular and well-known WhatsApp scams, has recently reappeared. However, don’t worry about this scam, as here we will tell you what it is and how to avoid becoming a victim.
The well-known WhatsApp Gold scam started to become popular in May 2016, and since then it has been appearing repeatedly over the years. Now the message that promises the arrival of this fake version of the instant messaging application has begun to circulate again, so be careful and do not forget to delete it if you receive it.
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The scammers of this fraud are always the same and everything begins by means of a message that is forwarded by a contact, that does not know that it is a malicious communication.
The text states that there is a premium version of WhatsApp especially aimed at celebrities and influencers that have exclusive features that are not available in the standard version of WhatsApp. According to the message, this exclusive version has been filtered and can be activated by all the users who access a link that is attached to the text.
As you can easily guess that the message is completely false and there is no such version of WhatsApp is available for celebrities. If you click on the link to download WhatsApp Gold, the attackers will simply try to steal your personal data or install malware on your device.
In case if you have followed the link, then simply remove any application that you have downloaded as soon as possible and, if you have already signed up with your phone number, then simply contact your operator to ensure that you have not subscribed to premium SMS services.
Hence, to avoid being a victim of this type of WhatsApp fraud and virus, be cautious of this type of messages that offer exclusive advantages and always look for official information to make sure you are not scammed. So, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.