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WhatsApp users in Gedling borough warned about subscription scam


WhatsApp users in Gedling borough who receive a message claiming the social app is about to start charging should delete it – it’s a scam.

The text message invites recipients to click on a link and pay 99p for a lifetime subscription to the service because their current subscription has come to an end.

But experts say it’s a scam and are urging anyone who receives it to delete it immediately, do not click in the link and certainly don’t hand over your bank details.

SCAM: If you receive this text message then delete it straight away

If you have clicked the link then you should run antivirus software.

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When it was launched, WhatsApp did charge 99p after the first year but that was later scrapped.

It was not immediately clear where the fraudsters had got people’s telephone numbers from.

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  1. This it at least the 4th recent article of specifically people in gedling borough being targeted with scams or hacking. Possible the council got hacked and don’t want to admit it or don’t know.


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