Take extra caution when you log into your WhatsApp as a phishing scam on the app is allegedly making the rounds.
According to Honeydew CPF, scammers pretend to be a friend or family member and send a reset code to your phone, and in turn say they need to code urgently. Public relations officer for the Honeydew CPF, Michael Steyn said, “The request will come from a friend/ family member’s WhatsApp and it will look very legit.”
He warned users not to share the six-digit code, saying, “The code is actually your WhatsApp account. If you do send it they will simply hack you and you will have no access to your account. They will then follow the same process and pretend to be you when contacting your friends.” He added that the objective of this scam is unknown, but a few residents have already fallen victim to it.
The police describe phishing scams as methods to deceitfully obtain information such as passwords, identity numbers and credit cards…