WhatsApp has been a platform for many fraudsters to try to scam money from unsuspecting victims.
According to WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp news and updates website, double check codes can be used to try to prevent further attacks.
This is because cyber attackers often try to use people’s WhatsApp accounts with only one verification code at the moment.
They do this by pretending to be someone official and needing the code.
Once with the code, they can log into your account, and pretending to be you, they send a message to your friends and family.
What is Double Checking?
Double verification occurs when you receive two verification codes instead of one.
WhatsApp aims to send an additional verification code separate from the first SMS receipt when logging in from a new device.
If you receive a second code from WhatsApp, it will indicate that someone is trying to hack into your account, and you should not share this code with anyone.
The feature is still under development and might not even come to fruition.
How to recognize a scam?
Scammers will try to contact you out of the blue and attempt to invoke a sense of urgency.
Avoid rushing into anything and don’t make calls to unknown numbers.
If you know about the scam, report them on WhatsApp through settings and report it to Action Fraud.
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This notice was published: 2022-06-08 12:28:49