WhatsApp Hoax Messages Doing Rounds Again
WhatsApp users on Wednesday were in for a rude shock, when they first found everyone on their contact list switch their status field listed “error: unknown” and then got a terse message from the CEO of the company complaining about how they weren’t making money and you needed to forward the message to all your contacts to prove you were a legitimate user.
Thankfully though there’s little to worry about: WhatsApp remains free to use, the CEO doesn’t hate as you as much as you thought from his message and it was just a spam message that made the rounds as a feature of the messaging service was affected.
Several hoax messages have recently been going around on the cross-platform messaging app, WhatsApp, which allows users to chat between iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone via an internet connection rather than using SMS.
The CEO hoax however seems to be designed to garner mobile numbers and contact information, which could in turn be used to scam money. Don’t fall for it.