‘No safe platform!’ WhatsApp warning as financial institution particulars of thousands and thousands focused by scammers


He said: “It’s important to understand that WhatsApp is not a secure platform, although many people think it is.

“The best thing to do is not to share sensitive information.

“A lot of people share very sensitive information, and in no time the victim has lost control of their accounts.”

Currently owned by Meta (formerly known as Facebook), WhatsApp is no stranger to scams as scammers aim to exploit the messaging service’s estimated 2 billion users around the world.

However, a big problem for users was the so-called “SIM swapping”.

This is what happens when scammers clone a user’s phone number and reassign it to a new SIM card.

You can then access passwords and bank accounts.

In some cases, there have been calls from fake voice bots.

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It is also important to ensure that your profile picture is not available to anyone who is not a contact.

Mr. Bestuzhev continued: “If the user is included in groups with many people, it is advisable to set up a privacy configuration that keeps all sensitive data hidden.”

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