That WhatsApp users should be careful again. If you are using the messaging app WhatsApp, this blog for you. WhatsApp is the most widely used messaging application worldwide, has now become a new target for fraudsters and hackers. This new WhatsApp scam is linked to an OTP scam. A similar case related to WhatsApp was seen last year, and now it has come out again. We will tell you about this new scam and know how you can avoid this scam.
What is this new OTP scam?
In the latest fraud, your WhatsApp account can be hacked via OTP. To hack, a hacker will send you a message on WhatsApp from an unknown number or a friend’s number. Then the hacker will tell you that there is an emergency. His WhatsApp account is locked, and his mobile number does not receive OTP.
In such a situation, you will feel that your friend or relative is in trouble and you help him. Now an OTP will come to your number, and the hacker will ask you to share it with them. Once you have shared the OTP, your WhatsApp account will be logged out of your device. In addition, the message in the app may indicate that you have been logged out of the account on your device and that WhatsApp will be used by your number on another device.
This way, your WhatsApp account will be hacked
A hacker enters your phone number into WhatsApp on another device, causing you to receive OTP. If you get caught cheating and share OTP, you will lose your WhatsApp account. After sharing OTP, hackers can use your WhatsApp account for mistakes, and you can do nothing.
Follow these tricks when your WhatsApp is hacked
If you get caught by a hacker and access your WhatsApp account, you need to reset your WhatsApp immediately. You will need to sign in to WhatsApp again as you did when creating the account. This will bring the OTP back to your number and give you access to WhatsApp on your device. At the same time, your WhatsApp account will be hacked.
How To Avoid WhatsApp OTP Scam
- Always remember that WhatsApp will not send you OTP without asking. Its vote will not come to your number until you request an OTP.
- If OTP comes to you without request, do not ignore it and share it with anyone.
If a friend, relative or family member asks for an OTP via SMS, first confirm it by calling or confirming that he or she knows you. After this, if he really is a family member or friend, only share the OTP if you understand the need to share the OTP with him.