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Beware! 'WhatsApp without Internet' fake message doing rounds

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 8, 2016, 4:31 pm IST
Updated Feb 8, 2016, 6:03 pm IST
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Beware of fraudulent forward messages on WhatsApp messenger
 Beware of fraudulent forward messages on WhatsApp messenger

For a while now, a certain message with a provision regards to 'WhatsApp without Internet' has been making rounds. Beware, for they are fake!

These messages provide users with a link in order to enable the so-called Internet-free WhatsApp service, which in turn directs the user to a website called ‘WhatsAppNoData.com’.

 

This fake/unauthorised webpage asks you to add your contact number for further authentication. If a user falls for the trap, the same message along with ‘WhatsAppNoData.com’ link automatically gets sent further to 12 other users and three random groups in their WhatsApp contact list.

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Surprisingly, feeding in random characters also sends a notification to its users stating that the account has been verified.

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Be aware, be safe!

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