Smart customers are asked to be vigilant and cautious of a WhatsApp scam that has been circulating.
Scammers act as friends and family members and ask that you provide a 6 digit verification code that was accidentally sent to your cellular number which reads:
“Hello, I’m sorry, I accidentally sent you a 6-digit code by text message, can you give it to me? It’s urgent.”
Providing that number gives the scammer access to your WhatsApp account and subsequently allows them to access your contacts and do the same.
Exercise caution and disregard any messages with a 6 digit code or any request to share.