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WhatsApp Gold scam installs malware on victims’ phones – here’s how to avoid it

March 26, 2020

A scam promoting WhatsApp Gold – a premium version of the messaging service allegedly used by celebrities – is circulating on social networks. Would-be users are promised a raft of extra features and given a link, which actually leads to a malicious software download.

Use of social media is soaring as people are confined to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, and turn online to keep in touch with loved ones, making it easy for such hoaxes to spread.

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