In this era of social media apps, the messaging app that is most popular around the world is WhatsApp. Although the Internet and social media have made people’s lives very easy, these apps and platforms have also increased the cases of cybercrime a lot.
Today we are going to talk about a scam which is quite common on WhatsApp these days. This scam is called ‘Sorry, who are you?’ it can be named.
WhatsApp’s ‘Sorry, who are you?’ scam:
In this latest WhatsApp scam, users have to ask an unknown number ‘Sorry, who are you?’ Message arrives. They are actually cyber thieves.
With this type of message, these thieves start talking to the user, talk to them here and there, then in this way they dodge them and take their personal details and then they become successful in stealing money. Many people have been trapped in such scams.
This is how scammers trap:
Well-known WhatsApp development tracker platform WABetaInfo has released information about the latest scam running on this messaging app in one of its blogs.
They say scammers usually take a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) number to make calls over the Internet easier. After this these scammers tell their target user ‘Sorry, who are you?’
Send messages and talk to them in such a way that the user gets stuck most of the time.
While messaging, scammers ask the user for general things like their name, their work and their likes and dislikes and win their trust by praising them.
When a little talk starts, then scammers also get added to the user’s social media accounts, so that they get the public information of the user.
Your account may get empty like this:
If you are wondering how scammers can steal money from your account with such things, then let us tell you about it. Fraudsters save your photos and videos from your social media accounts, threaten the user and sometimes even morph the photos. After this, the scammers make money by threatening the user.
If you want to protect yourself from this scam, the first thing to do is beware of such texts. If you get a message from any unknown number, then do not reply to it and block the number immediately.