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Technology LKA warns of new fraud mesh at WhatsApp

17:25  11 june  2021
17:25  11 june  2021 Source:   maennersache.de

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A new fraud mesh makes the round on the world's most popular messenger service: WhatsApp. The state criminal office warns and clarifies.

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scammers have developed an new method to pull us over the table with the WhatsApp app. The perfidium mesh works like that. You get a message with approximately the following content: "Hello sorry, I accidentally sent you a 6-digit code by SMS. Can you please give it to me? It hurries."

The lka : "In fact, this code is also about this code. However, this is a security code for your own WhatsApp account. Sender here is WhatsApp. Whoever transmits this sequence of sequence to the offenders loses your account for the time being. "

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CAUTION Even with a well-known account

and it is still perfidious, because such news can also come from friends and well-known , with trusted persons, then, if said persons themselves have already become victims of this hack.

This mesh is not new, because already 2020 came to spread such inquiries. Partly the scammers even gave up as official support staff of WhatsApp.

What in case of cases?

and how should you be the best Behavior , if you even receive such a request via WhatsApp . In no case panic. There is no reason, because if you do nothing, nothing happens. Ignore helps in this case.

In addition, every WhatsApp user can set up an six-digit PIN for its own WhatsApp account, ie put on a so-called two-factor authentication , which can only perform the owner of the corresponding terminal - ie self -.

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