Cyber Scam on rise in the name of Whatsapp voice calling

So, you’ve heard about the cool voice calling feature of Whatsapp. And of course you want to try it out.

But while you are more than a little eager to this awesome feature on your phone, cyber scammers around the globe are out to take advantage of your eagerness.

According to reports there these notorious cyber criminals are circulation messages that claim to activate the much hyped feature.

Whatsapp Voice Calling - Scam Alert

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According to the reports from around the globe, Whatsapp users are receiving a message inviting the user to download the voice calling feature. Now as the excited user clicks on the link provided, it’ll take him/her to another website and ask to take part in a survey for the messaging giant.

While the user takes part in the survey thinking it as a feedback program for Whatsapp, the survey forces to download harmful malwares that can seriously hamper your mobile.

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With the beta testing of the voice calling feature from Whatsapp, a lot of hype and excitement was generated around this particular feature. Thus, the advent of these cyber scammers who were apt to take advantage of the situation.

So, if you receive any such messages delete them as soon as you can.

  1. Hello Nisha,

    Awesome news! Thank you for this thoughtful post!

    Gladly, I didn’t receive any such messages on my two phones for WhatsApp but if I do, I now know what to do with them.

    Thanks again!

    ~ Adeel Sami

  2. Keep out of any strange call and message over the internet orelsewhere that you can’t trust anyway. It will hurt you instead of benefit you.

  3. Thanks for this awesome post!
    I received this type of message on my mobile and I clicked on it. Link redirected to another site and asking for feedback. I did not fill anything in the form when I realize it is scam. Now I will never click on these scam links.

  4. Nisha Pandey

    Hi Adeel,

    Thankfully you have not received it. But one of my friend actually did, so I thought about this post. It can give you a heads up.

    Its wonderful to see you here. Have a great time πŸ™‚

  5. Nisha Pandey

    Hi Annette,

    A good policy indeed. But all the time I think it cannot be applied, especially today, when we practically live in internet.

    But staying out of trouble as much as possible is definitely a great option. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for visiting. Have great day ahead πŸ™‚

  6. Nisha Pandey

    Hi Ashvin,

    I’m so sorry that you have to go through this scam. Same happened with a friend of mine. Good that you realized its nature and backed up in the end.

    Thanks for visiting and stay safe πŸ™‚