Name That Scam: WhatsApp, Vodafone, Walmart, Visa - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Name That Scam: WhatsApp, Vodafone, Walmart, Visa

This week's Name That Scam includes phony e-mails from WhatsApp, Vodafone, Walmart and Visa. (Source: WOIO) This week's Name That Scam includes phony e-mails from WhatsApp, Vodafone, Walmart and Visa. (Source: WOIO)
(WOIO) - A fake WhatsApp voicemail notification e-mail is being used to scam customers into inadvertently downloading malware. The scam targets Whatsapp users through an e-mail claiming to be a new voicemail message. If you click "play," a fraudulent website opens and tries to trick you into clicking a malicious link, which then downloads and installs a "Browser 6.5." If you click "agree," texts will be sent to premium rate phone numbers. If you receive this e-mail, contact support@whatsapp.com.

Customers of the international mobile phone company, Vodafone, have been receiving e-mails claiming they need to update their account information. The e-mail says to visit the link provided and that it is important to update their Vodafone account. This is a phishing scam to get customers' personal and financial information. To report this e-mail, contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

Be on the lookout for an e-mail claiming you've won $5 million from the Walton Family Foundation, the family that started Walmart. The foundation is aware of the scam and says if you see the e-mail, hit delete. You can also report suspicious e-mails like this to abuse@walmart.com.

Finally, if you have a Visa MasterCard, cyber crooks are targeting you with a phony e-mail. It claims your card is being used in an unauthorized location and you need to open an attachment. Visa would never send an e-mail asking you to click on something. If you have questions, always contact the company. Report this one to Visa at phishing@visa.com.

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