06/29/2022

Techie Bro.

Travel & Technology

fake Whatsapp DP scam:

Secure you whatsapp account by enabling two factor verification available in whtasapp settings.

Fraudsters using fake WhatsApp Display Picture (DP) to impersonate as high profile Government Officers or Dignitaries.

MODUS OPERANDI OF FRAUDSTER:

Procure photo of the Government Officers from open source internet.

Create whatsapp account on virtual number or on fake SIM card.

Upload Government Officer’photo as display picture on the said whatsapp number.

Sends message to people demanding financial or administrative favours.

Ask users to transfer money or purchase online gift vouchers.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:

Don’t reply the messages received from unknown Whatsapp users.

Don’t transfer money or purchase online gift vouchers.

Don’t share banking details like Credit card/Debit Card, OTP, CVV No.or any password on Whatsapp.

Don’t install any remote access app.

Don’t click on any suspicious link.

• Secure you whatsapp account by enabling two factor verification available in whtasapp settings.

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