WhatsApp Scam Alert: Did you receive a six-digit message on WhatsApp? Don't answer, it's a scam

The latest 'scam' that emerged on WhatsApp is particularly dangerous because it uses users' trusted contacts to send a code with the aim of hacking their accounts in the messaging application.

The code can be sent by a family member, friend, co-worker, among other closest contacts that we normally trust. That's why you have to be very careful.

This is a chain attack that has been going on for several months and is using people who have been tricked to trick others. So, if someone sends you a message saying something like: “I sent you a 6-digit code by mistake. Can you send it back to me? ”, Be suspicious and don't fall into the trap.

This code is nothing less than the WhatsApp identification code. And if someone asks you, it’s because they’re trying to hack your account using your phone number. These six numbers are required to confirm that you are the user in question and, if that information is provided, you may lose control over your account.

If you reply to the message with such six digits, your phone number can do the same to the contacts you have in the phone book, so that other accounts are appropriate, hence this is a chain attack.

In addition to being careful, the best thing you can do to prevent these data theft attempts is to allow two-step verification on WhatsApp.

This protection requires the use of an additional six-digit code, one that the user chooses, as well as a password that must be entered to access the account. Along with the random six-digit number that WhatsApp generates when signing in, having this second filter makes accessing your account more difficult.

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