Beware of this fake WhatsApp message. It’s a scam!

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If you receive the below WhatsApp message, you might feel an irresistible itch to click on the link. But, don’t! Because it’s a scam.

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Cybercriminals are now tricking WhatsApp users by piggybacking on the Amazon Black Friday Sale. As shown above, the fake WhatsApp message urges the user to buy an iPhone 6s (Space Grey, 64GB) just for 2,999/- before the sale ends. When we tried accessing this site by clicking on the link, both Firefox and Chrome blocked it. And the below message popped out as a warning that the website can trick us into installing software (potentially malicious or harmful) or revealing our personal information like passwords, credit/debit card information, etc.

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So, what’s the message here?

1. Remember the saying “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. It means everything has a price.

2. Ask yourself, why would anyone or any website give away a device as expensive as an iPhone 6s for 2999/-.

3. Never respond to such messages no matter how inviting they look or sound, especially if they urge you to click on links or download any attachments.

4. If you come across any such exciting or unbelievable offers, go to the official website (amazon.in/amazon.com in this case) and verify if the news is true.

5. Most importantly, do not forward such messages to your friends or peers. By doing so, you are only helping criminals succeed in their nefarious purpose of robbing people.

Share this post with your friends, if you think it is helpful. Stay safe!

Rajiv Singha

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vikee kumar
vikee kumar
4 years ago

VERY NICE

NAVAL KISHORE SHARMA
NAVAL KISHORE SHARMA
4 years ago

its nice and good to know about this cyber scam information and thanks for informing us about the same.

Rajeev kumar savarn
Rajeev kumar savarn
4 years ago

NICE

Inderjeet lal Kumar
Inderjeet lal Kumar
4 years ago

3 years pack bought out year back not working email registered with you

Aziz Hemani
Aziz Hemani
4 years ago

Dear sir
Sir your article is usefull. I always ignore this type of messages. Not only attractive offer but some messages like free internet or whatts app gold version for selected person also comes through social media. If whatts app providing like this version why they do not providing on playstore, we should consider over self. Public have also consider about some scam like this, otherwise cheater have easy way to cheat them.

d k sudhindra
d k sudhindra
4 years ago

you pl do not send such fraudulent messages
all these are adding to unwanted nonsense & creating confusion in the gullible mind. why u want to be part of it

Rishi Dwivedi
Rishi Dwivedi
4 years ago

Very thanks to you!

Krishna Yadav
Krishna Yadav
4 years ago

GOOD

ashok
ashok
4 years ago

Its cool…

ajay gautam
ajay gautam
4 years ago

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Raj singh
Raj singh
4 years ago

This is very helpful…
But I never get those type of message.

pawan
pawan
4 years ago

good

sony antony
sony antony
4 years ago

thanks quick heal team. this is an important information.

bhadoriapramod87@gmail.com
bhadoriapramod87@gmail.com
4 years ago

mera antiwaris update nahi ho raha he jabki laicense dhari he

vishal mishra
vishal mishra
4 years ago

it security is the most option

Madhukar Sethi
Madhukar Sethi
4 years ago

Wonderful efforts dear Rajib Singha…
Your article definitely clearing all aspects of issues involved in following such links… I even too aware my friends to avoid follow such links.. as these are very risky and vulnerable for their privacy and extreme sensitive information will be accessible by such spammers.

Great efforts dear..
Thanks,
Madhukar
Yamuna Nagar
Haryana

Patit Paban Pal
Patit Paban Pal
4 years ago

Plz check my licence key and remove the junk or fake link which are disturbing with internet work. I am very hopeless this unwanted junk link with google chrome.

Jason
Jason
4 years ago

Thank You..! QH

Dinesh Thumbe
Dinesh Thumbe
4 years ago

Thank You Sir

ashish choudhury
ashish choudhury
4 years ago

How to differentiate a fake and a real one?

Sridhar
Sridhar
4 years ago

only by visitng the site url directly. Not through any link.

Tapan Kumar Das
Tapan Kumar Das
4 years ago

Nice

DILNWAZALI
DILNWAZALI
4 years ago

Very smart

RAKESH RANJAN
RAKESH RANJAN
4 years ago

not resolve

Abhijeet
Abhijeet
4 years ago

He is warning to my phone is not secore

ykyuvas945@gmail.com
ykyuvas945@gmail.com
4 years ago

thanks to inform Rajiv sir

prasant kumarbhyuan
prasant kumarbhyuan
4 years ago

I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS THE PROBLEM.

himashree sah
himashree sah
4 years ago

yes i experienced something like this
i was going to purchase it when i suddenly noticed that the URL had http://www.amazone.com instead of http://www.amazon.com
it means that there was an extra ‘e’
it was the that i realized that it was a fake site
plus it told me to download 9 Apps and keep them for three days which truly seemed suspicious
so i informed my friends of this fake site

Ansumay Datta
Ansumay Datta
4 years ago

Very useful caution.

Jitendra Shukla
Jitendra Shukla
4 years ago

Very nice care by quickheal. We say thanks to quickheal & staff who care us.

Rhityik
Rhityik
4 years ago

Wonderful

Rhityik
Rhityik
4 years ago

Very nice

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