There has been a recent hoax on WhatsApp that in this post i will tell you the truth about.
“If you know anyone using WhatsApp you might pass on this. An IT colleague has advised that a video comes out tomorrow from WhatsApp called Martinelli do not open it, it hacks your phone and nothing will fix it. Spread the word.”
The more pertinent part of this message though is regarding the idea of ‘WhatsApp Gold’ because this is a genuine scam.
Over the last few years, numerous WhatsApp users have reportedly received an exclusive invitation to install a “limited edition” version of the popular messaging app called WhatsApp Gold.
“If you know anyone using WhatsApp you pass on this. An IT colleague has advised that a video from WhatsApp called martinelli do not open, nothing will fix it. Spread word.If you receive a message to update the Whatsapp to Whatsapp Gold, do not click!!!”
At present, there is only one official version of WhatsApp, and it’s the version that you are using.
The upgrade to the bogus WhatsApp Gold claims to offer new features. Users are asked to click on a link to download the update. Instead, this link redirects the user to a website that contains malicious software, infecting smartphones with viruses.