From last few week usage of WhatsApp has surged by 40 pc. The coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdown are seen are major reason behind the surge.
According to a report, many users are getting messages claiming to be from WhatsApp’s Technical Team, and asking for the six-digit verification code sent to a user when they register their accounts.
The scammers use WhatsApp logo as profile picture and this has prompted many unsuspecting users to provide their WhatsApp verification code.
The scammers can take control of the user’s WhatsApp account and perform various tasks like sending out illegal messages, downloading all of your backup photos and more after obtaining the six digit code.
If your WhatsApp account gets compromised, you will immediately be signed out of your current device. As a security measure, broadcast the news of your WhatsApp account getting compromised to all your contacts.
WhatsApp never asks for a user to share their verification codes with anyone. On its FAQ page, the company says, “To keep your account safe, don’t share your verification code with others…When you receive this notification, it means that someone has entered your phone number and requested the registration code.”