Beware! This WhatsApp Scam will easily steal your payment and personal data

  
 Fake WhatsApp emails and texts messages pretending to come from WhtsApp warning users that their subscription would end soon while urging them to renew their subscription.

 Researcher Graham Cluley warns that those crooks aim to trick users into clicking links that are in those messages which might result to the user handing over payment credentials to the attacker(s).


"Have you received an email claiming to come from WhatsApp that warns that you have been using the service for more than a one and that it's time to take out a subscription?"

"Beware! This emails are, of course, a scam designed to trick you into clicking links that might result in you handing your payment information over to fraudsters," an excerpt from Graham Cluley read.

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Below is the message the crooks are circulating to WhatsApp users.

Your subscription is ending soon

Please update your payment information now

UPDATE YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION

Our records indicate that your WhatsApp trial service is exceeding the one year period. At the completion of your trial period your WhatsApp will no longer be able to send or receive message. To continue using WhatsApp without interruption, we nee you to subscribe for any of our subscription periods

 Graham Cluley went on to advise WhatsApp users not be "duped into clicking on suspicious links claiming to come from WhatsApp suggesting you need to pay subscription to continue use the app."

 He advised users to "always be wary of unsolicited SMS text messages claiming to come from WhatsApp demanding that you verify your account and buy a WhatsApp subscription."

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