A new scam is going viral among the WhatsApp crowd – the ‘WhatsApp Calling Invitation’ scam. Read what this scam is all about from this post.
1. Have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on their phone.
2. Must receive a WhatsApp voice call from another user who has this feature enabled on their phone.
As of now, WhatsApp has put the invitation process on hold and is not officially released for all users.
So, Where’s the Problem?
Clearly, the excitement over getting the WhatsApp Calling feature is humongous among users across the world. And taking advantage of this excitement, online scammers and hackers have started a fresh malicious campaign that is going viral.
A message is circulating in the WhatsApp community that goes “Hey, I am inviting you to try whatsapp calling click here to activate now—> https://WhatsappCalling.com”
What Happens if you Click on the Link on your Android Phone
1. It takes you to a page where you have to invite 10 of your friends before you can start using the feature. Your invitation will be sent in the form of the same message, as displayed above.
What Happens if you Click on the Link on your PC?
If you are using WhatsApp on your PC, and click the link (https://WhatsappCalling.com), then it will take you to the same ‘Invite Now’ page. Once you click ‘Continue’, you will be taken here:
1. Opens unwanted sites in the background without user permission
2. Changes default search engine
3. Adds an unwanted add-on to the browser
4. Displays unwanted ads
What Should you Do?
If you come across the invitation message “Hey, I am inviting you to try whatsapp calling click here to activate now –> https://WhatsappCalling.com“, please do not click the link or respond to it. It is also important that you avoid forwarding it further, and advise the sender not to circulate the same.