A Sample of a "WhatsApp Messenger Extension" Phishing Scam
From: Whatsapp <Expired-Notification@Whatsapp.outlook.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 20 June 2017 4:40 AM
Subject: RE : Account Expired !
Warning ! Your account WhatsApp Messenger will be expired in 48 hours !
If You Do Not Update Your Membership Account It Will Be Expire Within 48 Hours. Please Update as soon as Possible To Avoid Loosing Your Files (Pictures, Vedios ...)
You Can Update Your Account Membership for only 0.99CAD, By Clicking
On the fake website, visitors are asked to enter their credit card information to pay for the fake WhatsApp extension. If they enter the requested information their credit cards will be charged for a service that doesn't exist and their credit card information will be stolen and used fraudulently.
WhatsApp users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to contact their banks and have them cancel the fraudulent transactions and refund their money. They may need to get a new credit card to prevent the cybercriminals from occasionally charging their credit cards for an undetermined amount.