Be Wary of This New Scam Being Used to Get Access to Your Whatsapp Account

Recently, a new scam surrounding WhatsApp has surfaced. A number of people have complained about getting calls from people who claim to be PTA officials. These fake officials ask for verification codes sent to their mobile numbers.

According to details, the scammers are trying to impersonate PTA officials to get the codes WhatsApp sends when someone tries to log into an account from another device.

The only way to prevent yourself from such scammers is to set up two-step verification for added security.

You can enable it from your WhatsApp account settings. Tap two-step verification to create a 6-digit PIN which will be required to register or log into your phone number with WhatsApp again.

It is important in case someone tries to use your phone number to register on WhatsApp or log in to your account. For instance, if you have lost your SIM card and someone else tries to use your number to log in to your account, they will have to provide this PIN. Otherwise, they will not be able to register the number.

Another case might be the same as used by the scammers. Suppose they get the verification code which WhatsApp sends to your phone.

However, they will not have the second PIN, without which they won’t sign in to your WhatsApp. It will work as your password if you set up your WhatsApp account again or try to sign in from another device.

  • If some one is using another fake account of whatsap of another body how can we find tha who is that fake person

    • Hi Asim, well there are two simple ways for just knowing if your what’s up account is being used on any other device.On first we have the what’s up web feature which let’s any pc/laptop to synchronise your account and the linked device can be seen there and you can also stop the access for that linked device here.On second we have the settings<Account<request account info from where after few days your account information is ready and delivered to you.You can check it as your need.
      Abdur Rahman khan Niazi

  • I wanna know WHAT are the reasons that cause our number to gwt banned plzz anyone tell me….my 4,nmbr are banned by Whatsapp team and they don’t give me any reason of it…and iff there is any method for opening those mybanned nimbers …plzz tellme alsoo…..plzzzzzz…I need them….

    • whatsapp is authorized to banned the account for some reasons like as people who haven’t save ur number or tried to block or report for such reason, after two months the banned accounts will be reactivate automatically.

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    پھر سگنل میسینجر استعمال کرتے ہیں۔

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