WhatsApp is one of the instant messaging applications are the most popular. It is no surprise then that is also a popular target for hacker and mainly, virus. It is worth remembering that many people confuse viruses with any other type of scam virtual, such as blows of financial pyramids, phishing, among others. But let’s talk about these scams and viruses are more common on WhatsApp, and how to protect them!
Scam on WhatsApp: Voice Message by E-mail
Lots of people started to receive e-mail with a title like “an audio message was lost. Read below the content”, or something similar. In the mail, comes an attached file, that asks for you to download to listen to a sound lost on the WhatsApp.
WhatsApp doesn’t send messages to your e-mail. There are no audio messages lost on the WhatsApp. When a message does not reach the recipient, it simply will arrive later to those who had to receive it. This is the receiving message by e-mail. Never open these messages, or you will end up with a virus on your cell phone or computer.
Virus on WhatsApp From Images
A good part of the viruses and scams that appear in WhatsApp are already known from the internet. One of them are the images that circulate with messages seemingly harmless. The image tells something like “updated version of WhatsApp, click here”, or “go to the site yyyyy to earn a promotion”. All of these options are viruses, and should not be clicked. If you have already clicked, it is time to endeavour to take the virus from the cell.
Current Fake WhatsApp
Are current information, with and without links, that share information in order to attract the click of the most unwary. They usually involve things like donations to charity, blood donations and organ donations to Ngos, among others. Do not click on these links: use the official site of the institutions, or seek the direct contact of the persons/companies involved in act of charity, or who are in need.
Links to Surveys and Promotions False in WhatsApp
Another attempt common scam in the WhatsApp is via coupons fake research and circulated through WhatsApp. Discount coupons and surveys to be answered, only if they are from official sources.
The tip, therefore: do not click links that you pass through WhatsApp. With this care, you can avoid headaches with viruses that can end up with your good mood, and stop you becoming a victim of a scam.
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