The instant messaging app WhatsApp is used by more than 2 billion users worldwide. This is the reason why it becomes a good target for cybercriminals. In recent years, the messaging app has become a victim of many cyber attackers. Cybercriminals are always looking for new ways to earn money from people. However, there are many ways to avoid being a victim of WhatsApp scam. Here we are telling you about 3 easy tricks:
cybercriminals know how to communicate with you. They will send you a message from an unknown number and get your attention. At times he may pretend to be your only close friend or family member, but you have to be careful. If you have any doubt, try not to share any personal information, bank details, PAN card number, Aadhar card number or any OTP with such person.
Do not click such links,
you will get unknown links from many people on WhatsApp. Anyone can send these links to your friends or relatives. Never click on them. Most of the malicious links come from a group on your WhatsApp. Your contact may have got the link from somewhere else and that link may have been shared further in view of a good offer or discount. The easiest way is to find yourself not clicking on any suspicious links. Even if it doesn’t look suspicious, check its authenticity by looking at the URL.
Updates WhatsApp from time to time are
not only to bring new features on it, it is also to protect you from threats. The company also keeps updating its security features continuously. Just update the app whenever it’s available. You can also opt for automatic updates, which will ensure to keep your WhatsApp up-to-date.