Whatsapp Code Scam - Verification Sent by Mistake

If you have received a WhatsApp verification code and then a text message like the one below, which states you were sent a 6-digit code by mistake and asks you to pass it to the sender, please do not. This is because the message is a WhatsApp scam being used by cybercriminals to trick potential victims into giving them their WhatsApp code that can be used to gain access to and hijack their accounts.

Whatsapp Code Scam - Verification Sent by Mistake

The Whatsapp Code Scam Text

Hello, sorry, I sent you a 6-digit code by mistake, can you pass it to me please? It's urgent?"

The six-digit verification WhatsApp code is also known as OTP (One Time Password). It is a random combination of six numbers that are temporarily generated and sent via SMS or call to authenticate a WhatsApp account at the time of setup

To protect your account, WhatsApp will send you a push notification when someone tries to register a WhatsApp account with your phone number. To keep your account safe, don't share your verification code with others.

When you receive this notification, it means that someone has entered your phone number and requested the registration code. This often happens if another user mistyped your number when trying to enter their own number to register, and can also happen when someone attempts to take over your account.

You should never share your WhatsApp verification code with others. If someone is trying to take over your account, they need the SMS verification code sent to your phone number to do so. Without this code, any user attempting to verify your number can’t complete the verification process and use your phone number on WhatsApp. This means you remain in control of your WhatsApp account.

If you were tricked by the "WhatsApp 6-Digit Code By Mistake" scam and your account has been hijacked by cybercriminals, please continue reading for information about regaining access to your account.

How to Recover Your WhatsApp Account

Sign into WhatsApp with your phone number and verify your phone number by entering the 6-digit code you receive via SMS. Once you enter the 6-digit SMS code, the individual using your account is automatically logged out.

You might also be asked to provide a two-step verification code. If you don't know this code, the individual using your account might have enabled two-step verification. You must wait 7 days before you can sign in without the two-step verification code. Regardless of whether you know this verification code, the other individual was logged out of your account once you entered the 6-digit SMS code.

Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know, or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search Search engine.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
Was this article helpful?  +
Share this with others:

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews

There are no comments as yet, please leave one below or revisit.

To protect your privacy, please do not post or remove sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews. NB: We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users when you make a post. That location is not enough to find you.

Your comment, answer, or review will be set as anonymous because you are not signed in. An anonymous comment, answer, or review cannot be edited or deleted, therefore, review it carefully before posting. Sign-in.

Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review

Whatsapp Code Scam - Verification Sent by Mistake