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Beware of Whatsapp "Incoming Voice Message" Fake and Malicious Emails

2015-11-15T11:12:00 -  +
Beware of Whatsapp "Incoming Voice Message" Fake and Malicious Emails

Cyber-criminals are sending out fake WhatsApp email messages with the subject: "Incoming voice message," with malicious links. The malicious links will take the recipients, who have clicked on the links, to phishing websites, created by cyber-criminals to steal their personal and financial information. The recipients may also be taken to malicious websites, where they will be tricked into downloading and installing malicious software like viruses, Trojan horse and spyware, disguised as legitimate software. While others, may be taken to spam websites.

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The Fake WhatsApp Incoming Voice Email Message

WhatsApp Incoming Voice message

Subject: Incoming voice message
From: Whats App Messenger (donald.pinkard@gwinnettcounty.com)

Whats App

Incoming voicemessage.

Information

Nov 15 4:48 PM

07 seconds

Play

© WhatsApp

Recipients of the fake and malicious email messages are asked to delete them and should never attempt to click on the links within the emails. Recipients of the same email messages who have clicked on the links within them, should scan their computers with the antivirus software installed them.

To listen to your WhatsApp voice message or do anything else in WhatsApp, always use the WhatsApp app or application on your mobile device (cellphone or tablet). Never click on a link in an email message to sign into your WhatsApp account .

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  • Posted: Sep 11, 2017 at 11:01 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Original Message -----
    "From: Whats AppMessenger
    Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 2:17 AM
    Subject: Incoming voicemail at Sep 11

    Whats App

    New voice mail.
    Information

    Time of Call: Sep 11 2017 09:17
    Length: 09 seconds

    Listen

    © 2017 Whats App Inc."

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 16, 2017 at 2:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    So I wish I had read this first. I clicked on the link from an email on my phone. I am not sure what to do. I have tried to stop it.

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 16, 2017 at 5:43 PM by info

      Once you didn't install an app or submit your personal or financial information, you are OK.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 12, 2016 at 6:24 AM by info

    Here is another fake and malicious message:

    "From: WhatsApp Service
    Subject: Missed voice message 6:16PM
    Date: Tue 7/12/16 4:16 AM
    Whats App

    New voice mail.

    Description

    Jul 12 6:16 PM
    06 seconds

    autoplay

    © WhatsApp"

    delete


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