A fake WhatsApp notification email is doing the rounds on the Internet, tricking users into visiting a phishing website.
Clearly, this is a clever phishing scam by hackers to trick WhatsApp users. We strongly advise users not to respond to such emails, and report/mark them as spam or phishing. During our analysis, we also found that clicking the ‘Play’ button drops a Trojan malware on the user system.
WhatsApp has clearly stated in its official page, “We do not send you emails about chats, voice messages, payment, changes, photos, or videos. You will only receive an email from WhatsApp if you initiate a conversation with us via our dedicated email channels, such as one of our support channels.”
Some Tips to Stay Away from Phishing Emails:
1. Do not respond to emails from unknown sources.
2. Verify the data on such emails before you act on them.
3. Never click buttons, links, or download attachments on such emails.
4. Be extra cautions of emails that promise you money for your personal or financial information.
5. Be cautious against unexpected emails.
6. Protect your system with Quick Heal Total Security that blocks malicious, fraud and phishing emails.
If you have come across any such fake WhatsApp notification emails, do let us know in the comments below. Stay safe!