Beware of "Renew your WhatsApp Messenger" Phishing Scams
November 30, 2016
There are phishing email messages (see a sample below) that are being sent by cybercriminals to their potential victims, claiming that the potential victims should renew their WhatsApp messenger. The links in the phishing email messages go to a fraudulent website looking similar to Whatsapp’ s website, that ask visitors to select a renewal plan and enter their credit card information. But, credit card information entered or submitted on the fraudulent website will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam, who will use the stolen credit card information fraudulently.
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Online users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to contact their banks and let them know that they were tricked in using their credit cards on a fraudulently website.
A Sample of the "Renew your Whatsapp Messenger" Phishing Scam
Date: 29 November 2016 at 07:24:19 GMT
Subject: Renew your WhatsApp Messenger
We detected irregular activity on your credit card. For Whatsapp
For your protection, we will limit it to your confirmation of the details.
Please use our Web site in order to catch up. I take this opportunity to introduce our company and our reserves
Renew your WhatsApp Messenger
The Fraudulent WhatsApp Website
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