October 20, 2021

Warning over VERY convincing WhatsApp scam that gives access to personal information

A warning has been issued after WhatsApp users fell victim to a convincing scam.

Twitter users have come out in force to warn against the con – which begins with an unsolicited message.

Hackers trying to get into your account prompt it to send a text message with a six-digit verification code, according to a breakdown by The Express.

Then, victims receive a WhatsApp message saying they desperately need the code.

But what victims may not realise is that the code is a key to their own accounts.

A Whats App logo seen displayed on a smartphone screen. Credit: Getty Images

When users upgrade their phones, WhatsApp generates a six-digit code to access their past conversations from the cloud.

To verify the identity of the person trying to log into your WhatsApp account, the firm sends a message to the phone it is registered with.

If the victim sends the code to the hacker without a second thought,…

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