A new scam has come to the application Messaging WhatsApp, which means a new challenge for users because it is a trick named the 6 Number Scam.
What is this?
about a trick shared in this application through a message where the user is prompted for a six-digit code through SMS text messages.
The request for this code, however, comes as a typical application request: while logging in to WhatsApp on another device.
How do I recognize a scam?
The message that comes through WhatsApp in this scam can be identified because it has a style like this:
“Hello. I’m sorry, I sent you a 6-digit code via SMS in error. Can you pass it to me? It’s urgent”.
Don’t answer it
Experts warn against that By replying to this message, the hacker can see your contact base and thus use your information against you without needing to access your mobile phone.
Once you have this access, scammers may have access to your banking details as well as compromising private information that they can blackmail you with.
What do I do if I fall for a scam?
If you fall for this scam, you must register to recover your account on WhatsApp using your cell phone number so that the app will send you a verification code via SMS message and verify the phone number.
Google limits backups
This week, Google announced that WhatsApp backups on Android will start counting towards the storage limit in the cloud of the Google Drive account at the beginning of the next year, 2024, so the unlimited storage option is eliminated.
The instant messaging platform has an option, launched in 2018, that allows users to create a backup copy of chats and store them in the cloud. In the case of Google Drive, this option offers free, unlimited storage.
In May 2021, Google cut the free limit of its storage plans to 15GB per personal account, including Google Photos, which previously had unlimited space. In other words, 15GB of storage is shared between Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos.