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    Beware Of Fake Visa And Job Alerts: WhatsApp Scam Emerging

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    By Varushi Yadav | 
    Updated: 6th Jul 2022 10:29 IST

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      Emerging WhatsApp Scam Offers Free Visa, Job Benefits

    Highlights of the Story

    • WhatsApp’s new phishing campaign is scamming users with job offer, visa.
    • The new scam is scamming those who want to work in the United Kingdom.
    • The best way to avoid such scams is to ignore these messages on WhatsApp.

    WhatsApp’s new phishing operation is duping users, particularly those looking for work in the United Kingdom. The emerging WhatsApp scam promises a free visa and other incentives to anyone ready to relocate to the country for work. According to reports, WhatsApp’s new scam claims to be a communication from the UK government.

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    Users are receiving messages with the information that the UK requires over 1,32,000 additional workers by 2022, and that the government is conducting a recruiting drive with over 1,86,000 employment slots available. WhatsApp users are receiving messages on their mobile app offering a free visa and other incentives.

    After clicking on the link, users arrive on a bogus domain that impersonates the UK Visas. Moreover foreigners are encouraged to apply for thousands of new jobs in the United Kingdom.

    Emerging WhatsApp Scam Offers Free Visa, Job Benefits

     New Scam Emerging

    WhatsApp scams are not new, as there have been numerous examples in the past where people have lost large sums of money. Because WhatsApp conversations are end-to-end encrypted, it is impossible to track down the perpetrators.

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    To avoid such scams, the simplest and most effective technique is to ignore information-laden, appealing messages that promise you a job in a faraway area or a significant quantity of money, among other things.

    In summary, these frauds seek personal information from users. Personal information includes their names, email addresses, phone numbers, marital status, and employment status.

    According to the study, the free application form is immediately accepted. Victims are informed that they “would be provided a work permit, visa, plane tickets, and lodging in the UK for free,” which is not true and is a “SCAM.”

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