Watch Out for WhatsApp Wi-Fi Scam

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A recently identified WhatsApp scam promises free Wi-Fi or 3G connection, packaged in a message that looks like it’s from a friend.

Naked Security reports the message, which has misspellings and a shortened link, offers various freebies depending on the device. It spreads by asking iPhone users to share with eight friends and Android users to share with 15. Eventually, the scam asks users to download apps, followed by a pop-up with an order number for “an application” for the free Wi-Fi device.

Naked Security concludes the apps aren’t malicious and the scam could be a way to get fraudulent affiliate clicks but offers this advice: “Don’t try, don’t buy, don’t reply.”