Don’t Upgrade Your Whatsapp to Whatsapp Gold, Its a Scam
The users of Whatsapp are bombarded with messages claiming that in 24 hours they will get a virus in their phones. The most popular messaging application is quite surrounded by hoax for sometimes now. However, it seems that once again Whatsapp is hit by an hoax. Users of Whatsapp complains regarding the messages they receive.
Users of Whatsapp receiving messages claiming upgrade your Whatsapp to Whatsapp Gold. It says that Whatsapp Gold is for premium users. Well it is an hoax which tricks the users into clicking the link, which then download the virus into their phones.
In 2016, same kind of messages regarding Whatsapp Gold were circulated. And it seems that once again the same scam has hit again.
Scam on Whatsapp is back after 2016
In the first half of the message, it says that the user will receive a video called “Martinelli” within 24 hours. In Addition, it says that do not open this Martinelli video. Because it will install devastating viruses in the phones.
In the second half of the message, it has been said that there would be an update of Whatsapp to Whatsapp Gold. Some users have also reported to receive messages to download the limited edition of the messaging app. The limited app purports to offer an ability to send 100 pictures at once. And messages could be deleted after they have been sent.
If you know anyone using whatsapp you might pass on this. An IT Colleague advised that a video comes out tomorrow from Whatsapp called Martinelli do not open it, it hacks your phone and nothing will fix it. Spread the word, if you receive a message to update Whatsapp to Whatsapp Gold, Do not click !!!!
Now said on the news this virus is difficult and severe.
Pass it on to all.
If you also receive message like this, do not click on any updates. Applications make their updates automatically, these messages on updates are generally scams.