HR WhatsApp calls are the new feature that allows, through the chat program, to make voice calls using a data rate or a connection to a Wi-Fi network. It started to appear recently on certain devices, and spread to the rest of the users with the invitation system, that is, in order to activate the calling function in WhatsApp, you need to get an invitation or a WhatsApp voice call from someone who already have the service enabled.
However, since rumors of the function of WhatsApp calls have been in the media for several months, the most impatient users have tried their best to get the feature on their smartphones.
Scams with WhatsApp calls
There are several websites and articles that show how the application can be tricked into activating the desired function. Once activated, the three sections (tabs) can be seen: calls, chats and contacts, where through the first you will be able to observe the stories of voice calls made.
But, given the growing desire of users to make free calls, many people, or cyber criminals, have taken advantage of it by creating a new scam: the WhatsApp calls scam.
Everything revolves around the invitations. Remember! WhatsApp It will never send you an invitation in this way, it would activate the service automatically. It also won't ask you to complete a survey, download a third-party app, or visit a web page in order to access the service.
El hackers message ensures that once its instructions are followed, you can activate the calls.
It is indicated that the user who receives this text is invited to test the WhatsApp calling function with the only condition of sending an invitation to 10 more people.
Once you have sent the scam to 10 friends (logically, without knowing it), they tell you to click on the 'continue' button and with that, to be able to activate the call function.
This is where the cheating begins! By clicking the button "Continue", a website opens, which will take you to a survey. The only way to be able to finish it and supposedly get the service they promise is by downloading an application that involves high costs.
If you fall into this trap, the calls will not be activated in any case, and the hacker will have made you visit the website, that you have downloaded a paid application and even, in some cases, that a malware that could cause damage to your smartphone, often irreparable. Even so, the worst of all would be access to all your private data, from photos and videos, to conversations and passwords, both for social media accounts and credit cards.
If you receive a message from a friend with something appearing to:
Hey, I'm inviting you to try WHatsApp calls. Click here to activate them: http://WhatsappCalling.com
Do not fall! Simply ignore it, and don't send it to anyone else. It is also convenient delete message specifically to avoid accidentally clicking on it in the future, especially if you have children with access to your smartphone.
The best thing in these cases is to apply common sense:
- WhatsApp will never send you messages particularly. It would activate the service automatically.
- In no case would I charge you for downloading, much less for completing a survey.
- No friend would send you a link with the condition of forwarding it to 10 people, unless it is a spam chain or a virus.