Warning issued over Whatsapp scam aiming to'steal' bank details

Action Fraud have issued a warning over a Whatsapp scam targeting users of the messaging service.

Thursday, 27th July 2017, 1:17 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:58 pm
Users have been warned about the latest scam. Picture; stock image

Previously. users had to pay a fee of 99p a year to use the service, however, such a charge was scrapped in 2016.

A new scam however is targeting users who may not be aware of the change and asking users to pay 99p to continue their subscription.

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The emails, being sent to Whatsapp users are thought to be targeting bank details of users who may not be aware that the platform is now free to use.

Action Fraud says, ‘The emails claim your “subscription will be ending soon” and are after your banking information. We have been getting an increasing number of reports about them over the past couple of days.