A Twitter user who goes by 'Rii Chuan' recently shared his experience regarding a WhatsApp scam tactic
After sharing the code, he was logged out of his WhatsApp account and was asked to verify his phone number
Rii Chuan received a text message for the code in Spanish, indicating that the scam might have taken place outside of Malaysia
He recovered his account yesterday, 19 November, but unfortunately, his messages were all wiped
Rii Chuan has asked those with his phone number to delete or block it to prevent anyone from being deceived by his compromised phone number.
You can prevent similar scams from happening to yourself by making your account more secure
Two-step verification is a feature that adds another layer of security to your WhatsApp account. When you enable it, you will be required to enter an email address as well as a new PIN.
Every time you log into your WhatsApp account, you will be required to enter your PIN along with the six-digit code tied to your phone number.
WhatsApp will sometimes prompt you to enter your PIN to help you remember it.
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