Watch out! Do not believe in the false gift chain that circulates on WhatsApp

Recently a chain of WhatsApp in which supposed raffles and promotions are promised for the anniversary of one of the best-known supermarkets in the area. Even in Mexico this message has been spread, but do not believe it, since it is a lie.

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Keep an eye out! This is how the new fake WhatsApp chain works

The message has been forwarded in family groups, friends and even individual chats. It states that a supermarket is carrying out incredible promotions and surprises for the store’s twentieth anniversary and those who enter the link will be able to enjoy the benefits.

However, the link does not direct you to the official site of the supermarket, but to a page of unknown origin in which users are asked to enter certain data, with the promise that they will receive the anniversary promotions. It is at this point that scammers take the opportunity to acquire personal information.

This action is known as phishing and it is the most common deception technique with which cybercriminals find easy prey to fall into their trap.

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How to protect your WA account from these types of cases?

In these situations, your WhatsApp account could also be at risk, so it is always best to provide extra protection, for example:

1. Activate 2-Step Verification on all devices that are linked to your account. In the next section we explain how to make this configuration.

2. Take care of and protect the six-digit verification key of your WhatsApp account as if it were your bank PIN and prevent more people from knowing it.

3. Do not give anyone your six-digit account, even if they ask for it. It does not matter if it is a friend or family member, remember that they may be posing as someone else.

4. Report and block users who ask for your six-digit password, so that WhatsApp receives the alert and takes the necessary measures with the false account.

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How to activate two-step verification of WhatsApp?

  1. From the WhatsApp menu go to ‘Settings’ or ‘Settings’.
  2. Select the option that says ‘Account’ and then ‘Two-Step Verification’.
  3. A 2-Step Verification setup wizard will open. All you have to do is tap on ‘Activate’ to start the process.
  4. Now comes the most important part: enter the six-digit PIN code, which will be asked the next time you want to use your phone number on WhatsApp.
  5. Confirm your PIN by typing it twice.
  6. If you want, you can add an email address that you will also have to write twice to confirm it.

Ready! Your WhatsApp account now has additional protection with which no one can use your phone number without knowing the PIN code you set.

Now you know, before believing in any chain that you receive on WhatsApp, verify that it is not a lie. In this way you can continue enjoying WhatsApp without limit and without worry thanks to your Telcel Unlimited Friend Refills and connectivity to #TelcelLaMejorRed with the highest Coverage and Speed.

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