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BEWARE of fake WhatsApp customer support; just don't do this

According to a recent report, WhatsApp accounts impersonating WhatsApp customer support are growing in numbers. This is being done by cybercriminals to fool WhatsApp users into giving their personal information as well as financial information. Know about the fake WhatsApp customer support.

By: SHAURYA TOMER
| Updated on: Apr 25 2022, 11:18 IST
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According to WABetaInfo, these accounts set their profile picture as the WhatsApp logo to trick you into believing that it is genuine WhatsApp support. (Pixabay)
1/5 According to WABetaInfo, these accounts set their profile picture as the WhatsApp logo to trick you into believing that it is genuine WhatsApp support. (Pixabay)
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WABetaInfo says “When you are chatting with a verified contact, there is a verified badge placed next to the contact’s name in the conversation screen and their chat info. If you see the verified badge located in a different place, for example, on the profile photo, it means the contact pretends to be verified, but it is trying to fool you.” (Pixabay)
2/5 WABetaInfo says “When you are chatting with a verified contact, there is a verified badge placed next to the contact’s name in the conversation screen and their chat info. If you see the verified badge located in a different place, for example, on the profile photo, it means the contact pretends to be verified, but it is trying to fool you.” (Pixabay)
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It adds “These contacts want to get some private information from you, for example, your credit card details to avoid terminating your WhatsApp account. In some cases, they also ask for your 6-digit code to log into your WhatsApp account!" (Pixabay)
3/5 It adds “These contacts want to get some private information from you, for example, your credit card details to avoid terminating your WhatsApp account. In some cases, they also ask for your 6-digit code to log into your WhatsApp account!" (Pixabay)
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Be aware that WhatsApp never asks users for any banking information, OTP or the two-step authentication PIN. It is advised to report a suspicious account as soon as possible. (Pixabay)
4/5 Be aware that WhatsApp never asks users for any banking information, OTP or the two-step authentication PIN. It is advised to report a suspicious account as soon as possible. (Pixabay)

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According to WABetaInfo, “If someone wants to get this information, it means it is a fake account that’s trying to scam you. In this case, just block and report the fake contact right within their chat info: last 5 messages from this chat will be shared with the official WhatsApp moderation team so they can understand the context of the conversation and they can suspend the account." (Pixabay)
5/5 According to WABetaInfo, “If someone wants to get this information, it means it is a fake account that’s trying to scam you. In this case, just block and report the fake contact right within their chat info: last 5 messages from this chat will be shared with the official WhatsApp moderation team so they can understand the context of the conversation and they can suspend the account." (Pixabay)
First Published Date: 25 Apr, 11:18 IST
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