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PSA: There's no such thing as WhatsApp Gold

By Cookie Monster - on 25 May 2016, 9:02pm

PSA: There's no such thing as WhatsApp Gold

 Screenshot of the WhatsApp Gold scam message. <br> Image source: deccanchronicle

As the world's most popular instant messaging app, it's no surprise that WhatsApp has become a favorite target for scammers. There are reports of a new scam making the rounds on WhatsApp where unsuspecting users are exclusively invited to install WhatsApp Gold. The message content is as follows:

“Hey Finally Secret Whatsapp golden version has been leaked, This version is used only by big celebrities.”Now we can use it too ,WhatsApp Gold Contains many advanced features like WhatsApp Video calling , Delete the messages you sent by mistake , Send more than 100 pics at once ,Free calling ,Change WhatsApp themes and tons of great features. This WhatsApp gold can be activated only Via Invites and I am inviting you. Once you activate this WhatsApp gold , your green icon will change to gold and you can enjoy all features 100% safely. Activate WhatsApp Gold with one click at”

The link actually brings you to a website which is infected with malicious software or malware. If you receive this message on WhatsApp, do not click on the link! 

Source: The Independent 

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