Beware of the new scam that circulates on WhatsApp

Beware of the new scam

Last Updated on October 9, 2021 by Kelly Jhonson

The Civil Guard has warned of the new scam that circulates on WhatsApp. A message that comes in and says, “Hi, I’m sorry, I sent you a 6-digit code by SMS by mistake, can you pass it on to me? it is urgent “. The message also comes from someone that we have added to our contact list, with which we give it total credibility.Beware of the new scam that circulates on WhatsApp

The audacity of scammers is becoming more refined every day and a good example of this is the new scam with which they try to get our data. The so-called phishing, with which they try to get hold of our contacts to continue scamming the chain. Try to make an identity theft to generate the trust of the recipients.

Once you decide to answer that person and enter the digits indicated on your mobile, malware is installed on your phone. From that moment they have access to your contacts and to all the messaging groups you are in.

Hello, sorry, I sent you a 6-digit code by SMS by mistake, can you pass it to me? it is urgent .

Whatsapp scam text

The authorities remind us that we must never give reliability to any message that reaches us and that is strange to us. Before doing what they ask us, it is necessary to make sure that it is really sent by whoever says they send it.

That is why it is increasingly being recommended that we exercise caution in all account verifications, including setting up two-step verification. A double filter that we will have to pass if we want to access our accounts and that is increasingly available in different services. It is about making it a little more difficult for those who try to impersonate us.

You already know, when you receive an SMS, always check the identity of the person who sent it and make sure that it really is that person. Your safety is in your hands and depends on the good use you make of technology.

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