New Delhi: WhatsApp has issued a stern warning urging users to beware of fake versions of the messaging app. Will Cathcart, CEO of the instant messaging service, took to Twitter to ask people not to use the modified version of WhatsApp as it could cause serious problems for users. WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging programs in the world, making it easy for scammers to deceive consumers by using various strategies.
The company’s security research team discovered some fraudulent apps that promise to provide features similar to WhatsApp. Cathcart warned that apps like “Hey WhatsApp” from a developer called “Hemodes” are harmful and should be avoided. The researchers observed that many apps pretend to provide users with additional functions, but this is just an excuse to collect personal information from people’s phones. Read more: WhatsApp will make you respond with more emoji
Although modified or fraudulent versions of WhatsApp may offer similar features to the actual version of the messaging app, be aware that they do not provide end-to-end encryption. It protects your chats and personal data, ensuring that no one, not even WhatsApp, has access to them. Read more: Garena Free Fire Redeem Codes for Today, July 12: View Website, Steps to Redeem
The new fake WhatsApp version is not showing up on the Play Store, however users who try to get the app from unauthorized sources should proceed with caution before putting it on their phones. It is recommended that users download the official version of WhatsApp from the company’s website or a trusted app store like Google Play.
“Of course, we will continue to work to detect and prevent these types of apps in the future.” We are also taking enforcement action against HeyMods to prevent further harm, and we are exploring legal possibilities to hold HeyMods and others like them accountable,” Cathcart wrote on Twitter.