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Beware of "WhatsApp You Have Offline Message" Phishing Scam

Beware of "WhatsApp You Have Offline Message" Phishing Scam

WhatsApp users who have received email messages claiming that they have an offline message are asked not to follow instructions in them and should delete them. This is because the email messages are fakes and contain a link that will take the recipients who have clicked on them to malicious, spamming, or fraudulent websites.


WhatsApp users should always use their mobile app to view messages, instead of clicking on a link to view them.

The "WhatsApp You Have Offline Message" Phishing Scam

From: WhatsAppService

Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:38 PM

Subject: Victoria has left you 1 message


You have offline message.


From: Victoria

Date: 09/21/2017


WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android and Nokia.

The link in the email message goes to the following fake or spam websites:

  • hxxp://
  • hxxp://

The website name or address may change.

The malicious email message above was created by cyber-criminals to trick curious recipients into clicking on the link within it, in order to infect their computers with viruses, Trojan horse, and other malware.

The link in the email message may also take the recipients to phishing and bogus websites, created to trick them into stealing their online account usernames, passwords, credit card information, or buying some fake products.

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Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address:

Also, report missing persons, scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

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