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Users of the popular messaging service WhatsApp have been warned of fake messages being sent to trick people into entering their bank details.
It may appear to look like a normal Whatsapp message, but fraudsters are using the app to get access to users’ personal details, reports Wales Online.
And last year users were tricked into downloading an exclusive version of Whatsapp ‘Gold’ which infected Android phones with malware.
Emails and messages are being sent to mobile phones claiming your subscription to the messaging service is ending soon.
Anyone who thinks they have fallen prey to the scam are urged to run anti-virus software on their device.
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Fake messages designed to scam people out of their bank details have been sent to WhatsApp users.
Users have been warned the messages will look like normal WhatsApp messages but hackers will be using the app to gather users’ personal details.
WhatsApp used to charge a 99p fee for using the service so long-term users who remember paying before may fall for the scam, warn Action Fraud.
Anyone who thinks they have fallen prey to the scam is urged to run antivirus software on their device.
And last year users were tricked into downloading an exclusive version of WhatsApp ‘Gold’, which infected Android phones with malware.
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as declared in Smartphone users are warned to watch out for fake messages – as fraudsters are trying are now using the app to try and access people’s bank details.
Anyone who thinks they have fallen for the scam should run antivirus software on their device, change their passwords and contact their bank if they have entered any private bank details.
Read more: These 10 passwords may leave you vulnerable to hackersAccording to Action Fraud, these scam messages may trick long-term users of WhatsApp, as the app used to carry a 99p fee.
Messages and emails are being sent phones via WhatsApp, claiming the victim’s subscription will soon expire.
These messages say your one-year trail period has ended, and you need to update your payment information.