"Whatsapp Subscription Service Interruption" Phishing Scams
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WhatsApp users, there is no "Whatsapp Subscription Service," WhatsApp is free. So, if you have received email, text or social messages like the one below, which claim that your subscription service will be interrupted, please delete them and do not follow the instructions in them. This is because the messages are fakes, created by cybercriminals to trick WhatsApp users into visiting a fraudulent website that will steal their credit card and personal information.
A Sample of a "Whatsapp Subscription Service Interruption" Phishing Scam
Sent: Thursday, 28 September 2017 12:12
Date: 28 September 2017 at 07:25:53 BST
Requested pay amount: 0,98 GBP
Attention: Please update your payment information today to avoid service interruption.
Your subscription is ending soon.
Please update your payment information now : hxxp://confirmation23-subsc1-q25oyzp. fest89im.com/Unlimited33.koqr1.renew
UPDATE YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION
Our records indicate that your WhatsApp trial service is exceeding the one year period. At the completion of your trial period your WhatsApp will no longer be able to send or receive message. To continue using WhatsApp without interuption, we need you to subscribe for any of our subscription periods.
To avoid service interruption, please subscribe by visiting your account page below.
Sign in to the customer portal with your Number.
We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter, and look forward to continuing to meet your communication needs.
The WhatsApp Team
WhatsApp users who have already been tricked by the fraudulent email messages are asked to contact their banks for help. They should let their banks know that they were tricked into visiting and using their credit cards on a phishing operated by cybercriminals.
Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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