Beware of "WhatsApp Will Start Charging and Deleting Inactive Accounts" Fake Messages or Hoaxes
Sep 20, 2016
WhatsApp users, beware of fake messages(see below) claiming that WhatsApp will no longer be free and they are deleting accounts because their servers are congested and they need to remove inactive users in order to make space. The fake messages claim that WhatApps will start charging unless the users post the same fake messages to 10 or more WhatsApp users in order to tell WhatsApp that their accounts are active. But, this is far from the truth. WhatsApp will not start charging its users, and WhatsApp is not deactivating or deleting so-called invalid accounts. Therefore, recipients of the fake messages claiming that WhatsApp will no longer be free, and will start charging, should delete them. Also, WhatsApp users should not follow the instructions in the same fake messages.
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This is not the first hoax that claims that WhatsApp will start charging a fee for their services. I have seen many other similar hoaxes created by pranksters over the years, to freighten WhatsApp users into sending the same hoaxes to other WhatsApp users, for no reason at all. Maybe tricking people into believing such hoaxes gives the pranksters some adrenalin rush, or they just do it for bragging rights. I guess we will never be able to tell.
Some of the Fake WhatsApp Messages
WhatsApp will cost $ 35.99. Post to 10 people. When you do you will return light blue. (If you do not send WhatsApp agency will activate the cost) forwards Care is serious. So they force you to have the last update.
Tomorrow at 6 pm they are ending WhatsApp and you have to pay to open it, this is by law
This message is to inform all of our users, our servers have recently been very congested, so we are asking you to help us solve this problem. We require our active users to forward this message to each of the people in your contact list to confirm our active users using WhatsApp, if you do not send this message to all your contacts WhatsApp will then start to charge you. Your account will remain inactive with the consequence of losing all your contacts. Message from Jim Balsamic (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 recognize your activation.
If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 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 should turn blue
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