The WhatsApp application has warned of fake messages in the form of written words in the accounts of its users and the strangest thing is that the messages already come from friends.
He called for three basic steps during his campaign, insisting during an awareness campaign in collaboration with a consumer protection authority in the UK that this is a new form of fraud, during his campaign: “Wait, think, call.”
While the campaign aims to alert potential victims to the new fraud method, and how to address it, according to British Sky News, it noted that 59 percent of Britons received fraudulent messages or knew someone who who was in contact with it last year.
Often, hackers use the “friend in grief” method to send a code, asking the victim to return it, and this enables criminals to hack the account.
Hence, WhatsApp confirmed that if a user receives a suspicious message, he should adopt the easiest and fastest way to verify the matter, which is to contact the owner of the message directly or ask him to send a voice message. Is.
The point is to make sure that it is indeed the person behind the “suspicious” message.