This new WhatsApp scam, which currently affects Brazil, has deceived more than 260,000 people by 2017. Beware, it is very likely that it reaches your mobile.
Social networking and messaging environments are proliferating scams. Because it is very easy to distribute them in these channels and by their own conception: due to virality, this type of scams extends to millions of users. WhatsApp is the most prone to them, not in vain is the most used Android application. And a recent scam is wreaking havoc.
An application that promises extra functions for WhatsApp
The reason for the scam is not new: more than once we have received news about deceptions style " install new emoticons in your WhatsApp" or "get video calls". According to reports from Brazil, the message that circulates promises to inform of all the people who have added you in your WhatsApp. With this hook the creators of the scam victims get install a malicious Apk.
Usually this is usually the case in this and other messaging applications: an attachment that, once installed, makes the attacked mobile vulnerable. They also tend to point to hook webs prepared for the phone number or bank details, other scams currently circulating.
The deception of the application that reported contacts WhatsApp has attracted more than 260,000 so far unwary 2017, all in Brazil. The scam is currently circulating in that country, but will soon arrive in Spain. In this format or another similar: never download or install a file from which you do not know its origin. And he distrusts of the chats with resigns of the style "Share this message with X people": its motivation is to extend the scam to the maximum possible.