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Opportunity for job and free visa in UK, what is the truth of this message spreading on WhatsApp

WhatsApp’s new phishing campaign is scamming users. Specifically, it is targeting people wishing to work in the UK. The new scam is offering free visas and other benefits to those who want to go to the UK for all work. The new scam of WhatsApp is allegedly claiming to be a message from the UK government. Users are said to be receiving messages informing them that the UK needs more than 132,000 additional workers in 2022 and therefore the government is running a recruitment campaign, with over 186,000 vacancies.

As reported by Malwarebytes, WhatsApp users are reportedly receiving messages on their mobile app offering a free Visa and other benefits. This is especially for those who wish to move to the UK for work. This scam involves sending messages to WhatsApp users and informing them.

If a user clicks on it, they are redirected to a fake domain that appears to be a UK Visa and Immigration website. In addition, foreigners are being asked to “apply for the thousands of jobs already in the United Kingdom”.

The report claims that the scam reads that “The program covers travel expenses, accommodation, medical facilities. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Speak basic English. The benefits of the program include an instant work permit.” , VIDA is application assistant. Citizens of all countries can apply for it. It is open to all individuals and students who want to work and study. Apply here.”

How to protect yourself from this scam on WhatsApp
WhatsApp scam is not a new thing as there have been many such cases in the past where people’s money has been looted. As messages on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted, it becomes difficult to detect frauds. In such a situation, the easiest and best way to avoid scams is to ignore such notifications and threatening messages that talk about getting you a job in a foreign country or saving more money.

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