This new WhatsApp scam, which can steal your personal and financial data such as bank and card numbers, should be made known to all Whatsapp users. However, it is unclear when the scam began, but according to CNBC, a big number of people have been hit by this new Whatsapp scam.
Because it’s the holiday season, the con artists sent out phony links that promised pricey goods. Spam URLs infect Windows PCs, Android phones, and iPhones.
Phishing Links Have Been Shared In A New Whatsapp Scam
Rediroff.com is a serious Whatsapp scam. The scammers email a link to Whatsapp users, and when they click it, a web page appears, instructing them to complete a survey in exchange for a prize.
After the user has answered the questions, they will be requested to fill in some information such as their name, age, address, bank information, and other personal information.
The users have input all of the information, and it is now in the hands of the scammers. They could use the information to commit fraud or engage in unlawful activity. The scammers may sell the information to criminals on the dark web. They can even utilize the user’s device to install undesirable apps.
If you receive a message on Whatsapp that has a Rediroff.ru link, report it as spam and delete it right away. You will get scammed if you click on it and fill in the details.
The information could be used by cybercriminals to send spam and harmful emails. Phishing websites analyze the user’s IP address to determine their location, then modify the page’s language and display a few fraud schemes.
If you click on the links by accident, your device could be infected with malware, adware, or PUAs. There could be malware on your device if you notice any suspicious advertisements or are routed to an undesired website when browsing. As a result, you must delete any questionable apps.