Hoax - "WhatsApp Messenger Will Be Offline Because Of Overusage of User Names"
Jan 5, 2016
The message below, which claims that WhatsApp will be offline between certain hours daily, due to a problem caused by the overusage of user names on WhatsApp Messenger, is a fake or a hoax. The hoax also stated that WhatsApp’s users who ignore the message or warning, or those who fail to send or forward the fake message to their friends will have their WhatsApp accounts deleted within the next 48 hours. And, the users whose accounts have been deleted will be charged a fee of $299 to reactivate their accounts. But, everything stated by the message is just another prank started by pranksters, who think it is funny to make a fool of WhatsApp users.
Please continue reading below.
WhatsApp users who have received the message should delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. WhatsApp users who want to verify if a message is legitimate, may go to WhatsApp’s blog by clicking here. Every important message, notification and public announcement is published on their blog. If the message is not on their blog, it means it is not legitimate.
The Fake WhatsApp Messenger Offline Message
What's app will b off From 11.30pm to 6:00 am daily Declared by fb
Message from Aarohi Deshmukh (CEO of Whatsapp)
We have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours.
Please DO NOT ignore this message or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation.
If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 299.00 will be added to your monthly bill. We are also aware of the issue involving the pictures updates not showing.
We are working diligently at fixing this problem and it will be up and running as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation from the Whatsapp team WhatsApp is going to cost us money soon. The only way that it will stay free is if you are a frequent user i.e. you have at least 10 people you are chatting with.
To become a frequent user send this message to 10 people who receive it (2 ticks) and your WhatsApp logo will change color.
send this to 8 people to activate the new whatsapp
Remember to leave your question or comment, and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alert and help your family and friends by sharing this article with them: