How WhatsApp Scam Work
WhatsApp accounts are compromised after victims supposedly receive a WhatsApp message from a friend asking for their WhatsApp verification code.
The victims lose access to their WhatsApp account after sending over the verification code to the friend whose account was first compromised.
Scammers have used accounts they took over to deceive other unsuspecting victims into transferring money or sending over Money Online points which can be used to make online purchases.
Some victims are also known to have bought gift cards and sent the codes for the cards to the scammers. The scammers then sell the gift cards’ codes online.