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The latest WhatsApp scam is one of the most dangerous ones until now, as the users can download a virus to their handsets. Today we’re going to give you some tips and tricks which will help you prevent your smartphone from getting infected after opening web pages that you receive via some WhatsApp messages.

How To Avoid A WhatsApp Virus

The latest WhatsApp scam is not delivered directly on WhatsApp, but instead it’s delivered on your email app on your smartphone. The email will tell you that you have missed a WhatsApp call and in order to hear the voice message, you need to click a link and download a file. Instead of downloading a voice message to your handset, you will download a virus.

Keep in mind that WhatsApp will *NEVER* contact you outside of the WhatsApp app itself and if you see any emails from WhatsApp, then you should delete them right away, because they are scams.

WhatsApp Chain Message Hoaxes

There is also another hoax on WhatsApp that asks you to forward the message to 10 people or the service will close down. WhatsApp has over 1 billion monthly active users and it really won’t make a difference if you send a message to 10 other people.

There is also a hoax that will suggest you that there are too many WhatsApp users and your account will be closed if you don’t start using it. The message will seem to come from Jim Balsamic (CEO of WhatsApp) saying “We have had an over usage of user names on WhatsApp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list”.

The message says that if you don’t forward the message, your account will become invalid and it will be deleted within 48 hours. Please just ignore this message and ignore the person who has sent it to you.

There is also a hoax which informs you that WhatsApp will start charging inactive users a certain amount of money per each message they send. The same hoax informs you that you can avoid this fee by sending the message to 10 users and prove that you are an active WhatsApp user.

As you can see, there are many WhatsApp hoaxes which tell you do download or send messages. Please ignore any message that looks as those we’ve mentioned above.