Every day new cases of fraud are coming to light on WhatsApp. Fraudsters have now found a new way to cheat, as they also know that WhatsApp is the most used instant multimedia messaging app in the world today and people trust it. Cyber thugs are now cheating employees by pretending to be their boss. A screenshot of this kind of fraud has also come out.
According to a LinkedIn post, an employee of Meesho received a WhatsApp message in the name of its CEO. At first, the employee’s head bowed after seeing the message, but after looking carefully, he came to know that this is a new method of cheating.
Shikhar Saxena, an employee of Meesho, has shared this incident on social media. According to the post, the WhatsApp number from which she received the message had the profile photo of her boss Vidit Atre. The message started with a hello and then the scammer did his trick. The scammer texted, ‘I am currently on a conference call with a client and I want to give this client something. Can you confirm that you can buy it from Paytm?
Later on checking the number it was found that it is an international number. This message has been received by the CEOs of many companies in the country. Another user also shared a screenshot of such a message in which the cyber thug wrote in the message that my name is Anita, I am from HR Career Builder Ltd India. Our company is hiring some people for part-time jobs. 800 to 1500 rupees for 10 to 15 minutes a day.
To avoid such scams check the country code of the number before replying to any message. If the person you are talking to is from India but his phone number is from another country, be careful. Actually sometimes fake WhatsApp account is created with spoof number for scam. These spoof numbers are often used in the US. number, so if you suddenly get a message from a strange number, be careful, it might be a fake WhatsApp account.