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Beware of "Whatsapp Video Calling Feature" Fake Invitational Messages

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Beware of "Whatsapp Video Calling Feature" Fake Invitational Messages

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Scammers have already started taking advantage of the launch of Whatsapp's new video calling feature. The scammers are tricking people in visiting fake Whatsapp websites that will trick them into sharing the same websites with their friends, by claiming if they do so, they will enable the new Whatsapp Video Calling feature. Once such fake website is "www.whatappvideoenable .com."

Below, is a sample of one of the fake messages being sent by scammers to Whatsapp users.

Sample: “Whatsapp Video Calling Feature” Fake Invitational Message

“You're invited to try Whatsapp Video Calling feature.*

Activate at:

http://whatappvideoenable .com/

Only people with the invitation can enable this feature"

Whatsapp users who have received messages claiming that they are invited to try the new Whatsapp Video Calling feature are asked to delete them. This is because they do not need an invitation to enable or use the new feature; it will be rolled out to them within the next few days, in their next Whatsapp update.

All Whatsapp users need to do now is to patiently wait for the new automatic update that will enable the new Whatsapp Video Calling featue, and do not go and follow instructions in some fake message, to click on a link that may take them to a phishing website that will steal their information, or to a malicious website that will infect their mobile devices with a virus or malware.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • November 17, 2016 at 3:26 AM by an anonymous user from Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia

    Yes, so many victims in my country indonesia from the website, the phishing site become so popular because it comes at the same time with the launching of whatsapp video calling, so people think its works.

    remove

  • November 17, 2016 at 3:09 AM by an anonymous user from Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia

    I wish people would run things through hoax buster websites like yours before sharing these obviously fake links.

    remove

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