Dirty WhatsApp scam: Fake messages from friends lure users into cost trap

Dirty WhatsApp scam: Fake messages from friends lure users into cost trap

WhatsApp users again have to be careful. Scammers want to lure you into fake competition. like “mimikama” informed ofThis is an alleged competition of drugstore chain DMs, sent by their own contacts. It reads “DM Merry Christmas” followed by a suspicious link. There must be a gift hidden behind it. However, this only takes you to a fake dm page.

This is quickly apparent from the URL of the page. For example, a URL ending in “.cn” stands for a domain in China. Now users have to fill out a questionnaire and thus are supposed to have a chance to win 2,000 Euros. As soon as the questions have been answered, a notification appears immediately that the prize has actually been won.

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You must send the link to five groups or 20 people before you can win. Malicious links spread faster and faster. If you want to protect your contacts, warn them as soon as you find the link and don’t redistribute it. Because later dangerous content is waiting for everyone who clicks ahead.

First of all you have to provide your mobile phone number. Behind this is a subscription trap, in which 3.99 euros are debited per week. If you’re affected by this, blocking third party debits from your mobile operator can help. In other cases, you will be shown that your smartphone has a virus. You should now download the anti-virus software. But it is a Trojan.

If you have left it on your smartphone, you should install genuine antivirus software and use it to remove harmful programs. A scan should uncover the culprit.

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