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Be Careful of WhatsApp Message

Since the Reliance Jio launch in India, various communications operators in market, like Vodafone and Idea have also launched many cheaper schemes for keeping their customers in its camps. However, it is common information that none of the mobile operators are offering free limitless data not having any unseen charges.

telecom.economictimes.com posted on December 7th, 2016, stating that WhatsApp, messaging app, has been hosting a cluster of forged messages that are asking the users to click a link for getting unlimited 4G data along with voice calls.

The most recent addition in this is message of 'BSNL 4G ExPress SIM launched' that comes with link which will go to the malicious websites and can be possibly used for collecting your personal credentials.

Spam message reads like this: "With every 4G ExPress SIM you get unlimited data and calls for 1 year, with additional freebies. BSNL 4G ExPress SIM features: Unlimited 4G Internet, unlimited calls, unlimited SMS, 4G internet speed upto 10 Mbps and free SIM card. Get your FREE BSNL 4G ExPress SIM Card Today. Offer is valid till 31st Dec, 2016. Register Now: http://bsnI.co/express ."

Most probably this is a malware kind, a virus similar to Googligan that reportedly affected 1 Mn devices of Android. A good number of such types of links were malware, which installs various apps in your device not having your consent by linking it to the remote server. This type of malware may have control of yours google account along with other services.

The initial reports were that scamsters are targeting only the users of Airtel with such schemes, but later it looks like that even the users of BSNL are also falling prey in this new scheme. However, the users of Airtel already were warned that although they would reduce prices and will offer rates that will be competitive, but they will in no way offer anything completely at free of cost. BSNL who are attempting to compete with Reliance Jio looks like the newest target of these scamsters. An original looking website having similar logo and layout was also created by the scammers for fooling the people. Moreover, there are also many spam ads that are surrounding the page. The complete layout is distorted. Even though the layout is similar to genuine website, there were many errors which a regular user can spot out.

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