After the New Year’s virus, let’s go back to talking about WhatsApp and the techniques used by the bad guys to be able to tap money and data to the unfortunate users.
In particular, according to what reported by TuttoAndroid, in the last hours, some people are reporting that they have received a message that apparently seems to offer an iPhone 11 at an advantageous price. However, it is clearly all false and, by clicking on the link generated by the attackers, the user ends up on a site capable of activating myriads of paid subscriptions. The latter also seems not to be easy to disable and could therefore potentially cause the victim to lose a lot of money.
In short, we are talking about one of those classic scams that continue to appear punctually in the chats of instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp and Telegram. Obviously, we strongly advise you not to press on any link if you are not totally sure of the reliability of the message. Be very careful even if the latter was sent by a trusted contact since the attackers could have exploited malware to send the malicious link without his knowledge.
For more details on how to defend yourself, we advise you to consult our guide to avoid online scams in 5 points, where you can find a “summary” relating to the main methods used by attackers.