There have been lots of scams, hoaxes and viruses for WhatsApp during the years, and it’s natural if you think about the fact that it’s one of the most popular instant messaging app in the world at the time. However, you have no excuse to fall for any of these now with all the info about it, so let’s see of the hoaxes that circulated recently.
- WhatsApp is ending at 6 PM. Many people were scared when they received a forwarded message saying that the WhatsApp team will make you pay for the app after a certain hour and if you didn’t want this, you had to forward the message. Moreover, it said that the servers are congested and that people have to forward it to all users. Needless to say, the team will never let other users announce people about changes, nor close the app like that.
- WhatsApp Gold/Premium. Another hoax is a supposedly exclusive invitation to upgrade to the premium/gold version of WhatsApp. It claims to offer you the possibility to send 100 pictures at once, to delete messages after sending them and many others, among which you can find a virus if you click on the link you receive by email.
- WhatsApp will charge inactive users. There was a chain message circulating recently that claimed WhatsApp will start charging you if you are inactive, and if you didn’t want that, you had to forward the message to 10 people in your contacts list. Of course, the company would not gain any money from you sending a message, or two, or ten. Plus if they needed money that desperately, think about the fact that they wouldn’t have quit the subscription options they had.
Of course, these aren’t the only hoaxes or scams that are going around, but you should be careful when reading this and don’t always trust whatever messages you receive.
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