The cybercriminals took advantage of the change in WhatsApp’s policy and began sending emails to users informing them that the messenger could allegedly become paid. This was reported by RIA Novosti.
Users, mostly retirees, receive messages that WhatsApp is supposedly paid from May 15th. Those wishing to avoid this are offered to forward this information to 10 contacts. The cost of one SMS is 0.01 euros.
“This way we will see that you are an active user and your logo will turn blue and remain free. Otherwise, WhatsApp will activate the account, ”the message says.