WhatsApp users of old will remember when you used to have to pay 0.99p per year to use the service. Newcomers to the messaging app beware!!
Fraudsters are trying to catch out those users that have maybe paid the fee in the past into believing their subscription is about to end.
The email is hoping you will follow the link and give over your bank details, this despite Whatsapp being a free service ever since Facebook bought the company back in 2016.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en-gb”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Here is why we think this clever WhatsApp email will catch people out: <a href=”https://t.co/5O1kf7bY1N”>https://t.co/5O1kf7bY1N</a> 🎣 <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/FraudFriday?src=hash”>#FraudFriday</a> <a href=”https://t.co/s94Sxjtv0i”>pic.twitter.com/s94Sxjtv0i</a></p>— Action Fraud (@actionfrauduk) <a href=”https://twitter.com/actionfrauduk/status/885782359794229248″>14 July 2017</a></blockquote>
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Action Fraud who have seen an increase in the number of complaints about the Whatsapp scam says, ‘The emails claim your “subscription will be ending soon” and are after your banking information.
Whatever you do, delete the email and do not be tempted to part with your account information.