Beware of Scam Calls on WhatsApp: Numbers Starting with +84, +62, and +60 are Completely Fraud!

WhatsApp users are receiving fraud calls by foreign numbers originating from a variety of countries such as Ethiopia (+251), Malaysia (+60), Indonesia (+62), Kenya (+254), and Vietnam (+84), among others.

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Once again, WhatsApp is making headlines for a familiar reason – a new scam has emerged. In the past, the messaging platform has been exploited by fraudsters to deceive individuals and abscond with their money due to the app’s easy accessibility to users. With approximately two billion monthly active users, WhatsApp has once more become a prime target for scammers. This time, WhatsApp users are receiving fraud calls from international numbers from different countries like Ethiopia (+251), Malaysia (+60), Indonesia (+62), Kenya (+254), Vietnam (+84) and others.

Currently, it remains unclear as to why individuals are being targeted with these calls. However, it has been observed that the frequency of these calls ranges from moderate to high. Some individuals have reported receiving 2 to 4 calls on alternate days, whereas those who have recently acquired a new SIM card seem to be receiving a higher volume of calls from international numbers.

   

How to Stay Safe from WhatsApp’s Latest Call Fraud: Precautions to Take

here is no need to be alarmed if you receive such calls on WhatsApp. All you need to do is report the caller and block them. It is essential to exercise caution and avoid clicking on any messages or links sent by unknown callers as they may contain malware designed to steal personal data or money. These fraudsters may attempt to manipulate you into performing an action that results in financial loss. Therefore, it is recommended that users do not engage with unknown callers and simply block them.

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How to block and report Frauders on WhatsApp

Step 1: You first need to open WhatsApp, tap on More options > Settings.

Step 2: Now, tap again on Privacy > Blocked contacts.

Step 3: Just tap on the “Add” button.

Step 4: Now, simply search for or select the contact that you want to block. You are all set now.

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