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Beware! This Fake WhatsApp Can Steal Your Personal Data

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Beware! This Fake WhatsApp Can Steal Your Personal DataNew Delhi, April 4 Popular messaging app Whatsapp has played a major role in our daily life whether it’s about personal or professional work. People nowadays, connect with clients over WhatsApp and manage their work from any part of the world. This is a huge behavior change and it has come about very fast. More and more people are getting hooked to their smartphones because of WhatsApp. The app has played a big part in getting users to buy data plans and switch from using SMS to Internet-based messaging. It has been the most popular app, and therefore the Facebook-owned messaging app has numerous lookalikes.

Beware! This Fake WhatsApp Can Steal Your Personal Data

Some of the copied apps have fake WhatsApp versions. One of them is ‘WhatsApp Plus’, a fake version of the popular messaging app WhatsApp has appeared on Google Play Store. The app looks like WhatsApp and reportedly misuses access to personal data on the phone. When the app is installed, it redirects the user to a website with content written in Arabic and tells visitors to download ‘Watts Plus Plus WhatsApp’. This app reportedly collects user information when installed. So, it is better to stay away from such apps as it is a malicious app that can take control of your personal data.

As per the reports, WhatsApp Plus is not genuine. It is an effort by unauthorized websites to trick people. The new version could also be a malware that can trouble your phone. Reports about the new app also said that it would be a better messaging app with great feel and techniques to personalize it. We will advise readers not to download this app or any other app that claims to be WhatsApp Plus. It has been verified that WhatsApp hasn’t introduced any such version.

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