WhatsApp Gold phishing scam is making the rounds


As we know, smartphones are the phisher or scammer's favorite target nowadays. The little gizmos are extremely popular and in the hands of many people, young and old, who sometimes are not very clear on how "the Internets" work. The scams could be as simple as a text message, enticing you to click away to an ad-infested site, or asking you to “confirm” your username and email for your iCloud account. Or, they can be a bit more complex, disguised as an app, which cleverly made it past the rigorous quality control of Google or Apple.

Well, we've heard reports of a new phishing message making the rounds on popular messaging app WhatsApp. The message invites users to upgrade to a “Gold” premium account, which will apparently give them access to advanced features that only “big celebrities” have had so far. Clicking on the link provided, reportedly, takes the user to a website, which churns out malware faster than a Zerg hive spawns zerglings. We, however, haven't had the chance to see or test said message and link.

Of course, anyone who has spent enough time on the Internet will instantly notice the red flags – marketing campaigns that use words like “secret” and “used only by big celebrities” definitely don't sound like they are up to anything good. But it'd still be a good idea to be aware that this thing is out there and making its rounds, in case one of your friends or relatives gets it.

Source: Express via Ubergizmo

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7 Comments

1. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I for sure won't fall for this one.. Thanks for the heads up though.

2. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I knew it. I recieved the same crap too

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@yoosufmuneer Language...

7. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

you remember me Captain America

5. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Whats up should make an app for the iPad!

6. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I love the reference of Zergling, good one LOL.

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