Be careful, WhatsApp could be Phishing Tool

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Instant messaging service WhatsApp is certainly going to have a video call feature. But this time, the subsidiary has not been bringing it up via app updates.

Even so, users who wanted to make a video call WhatsApp have access to third party applications, for example Booyah.

However, some irresponsible parties who seek to profit from video call feature that has not been launched. As has been previously circulated, they spread the phishing links or link contents attract enough WhatsApp users.

The link contains an invitation for users to feel the leaked video call feature WhatsApp which have high quality and come with a variety of other features. In fact, if clicked, the personal data belonging to users could potentially be stolen by a third party.

In a message chain circulating through the application WhatsApp, users are also invited to download the app at the link provided.

Users will be directed to a page, it is the user can activate the video call feature is available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.

Pages that link does have the look almost identical to WhatsApp dominant green color. Then there is also an active button that says ‘Activate Whatsapp Videocalling’. When clicked, reappeared active button labeled ‘User Verification’ that aims to verify the user’s identity.

If the green button is clicked, then to make sure that you are active users are required to share the link to five friends on WhatsApp. Later you can download the new version of WhatsApp that already have video call feature.

Apparently, when it was sent to 5 friends, the Download button is not too accessible.

Previously, circulated updates WhatsApp Gold in the same way, ie, spreading the link downloads. Apparently, this way deliberately used by a third party to steal data and files WhatsApp users.

WhatsApp itself has previously responded to similar cases. In response, WhatsApp convince users that the company would never send messages asking users to download unofficial applications. Because, according to WhatsApp, chain messages is spam, hoaxes, and scams.