WhatsApp scam doing the rounds in Malta

Beware of a dangerous hack that could let cybercriminals access your messages and your contacts.

The hacker will pretend he is a friend and asks you to pass on the verification code you received on your mobile.

Do not answer! This code is only given when you try and make changes to your account. You should never share security codes with anyone.

If you do, the hacker will be able to take over your account.

You’ll no longer have access to your account and the hacker can try and scam your friends as well.

If you do get a suspicious message from a friend, try ringing them to see if you can talk to them in person and verify what is going on.

It’s also advisable to turn on two-step verification so your WhatsApp is also protected by a PIN.

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