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Bahrain: Beware of this WhatsApp scam

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Have you received this message on WhatsApp recently?

This is the latest scheme hackers are using to access your WhatsApp account – and all they need is a valid phone number and a verification code.

The scammers request a new bank/WhatsApp/Facebook password to be sent to your phone number. They then call or message you asking that you send it to them; either claiming you win a competition and you need to give the code, or they’re a friend who sent it to you by mistake.

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Unfortunately, as soon as users share this number, the hackers have all they need to access your account and block you from it.

If you receive a similar message, report it to the concerned authorities immediately.



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