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WhatsApp Scam Texts Trick Victims Into Paying A Fake Subscription Fee

Fraudsters are using WhatsApp to trick people into giving their bank details which is a scam.

Already earlier this year, crooks were using fake WhatsApp texts to snare unsuspecting Brits.

Several Brits received this text message earlier this year – and now a similar scam has reappeared

And they are back again.

According to the Mirror the scam comes in the form of a message which warns a ‘trial service’ is about to end.

Victims receive a message saying: “Our records indicate that your WhatsApp trial service is exceeding the one-year period,” it reads.

“At the completion of your trial period your WhatsApp will no longer be able to send or receive message [sic].

“To continue using WhatsApp without interruption [sic], we need you to subscribe for any of our subscription periods.”

When the scam appeared last time, the victims received a notification claiming that the phone owner’s subscription has “expired” and they must pay 99p to continue using the service.

WhatsApp does not charge for the service – although it did when it first launched

“To verify your account and purchase a lifetime subscription for just 0.99 GDP simply tap on this link…”

WhatsApp is launched in 2010 and intially it did charge a 99p fee after a year’s free use. But after that it has since been scrapped.

The criminal gang have nabbed a contact book of British phone numbers and have created an elaborate scam to fool the masses.

In 2016, a similar scam also came into light.

If you mistakenly clicked into the link immediately delete the message and run an antivirus .

You can buy the Antivirus software from the Apple or Google Play store.

Photo: The Sun

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