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WhatsApp turned ten years old in 2019, and that fact has not escaped the attention of cybercriminals looking to exploit the anniversary.

Researchers from ESET have received a WhatsApp message offering 1000GB of free internet data by way of a WhatsApp birthday present to its users.

That message, unsurprisingly, is neither from WhatsApp itself as it purported to be, nor is the offer of 1000GB of free internet data genuine. It is a scam, and not a very convincing one assuming you know what to look for that is.

Unfortunately, given that this is the 10th anniversary year for WhatsApp and gifts to loyal members are not exactly unusual, it would be all too easy for the unwary user to get carried away by the fraudulent promotion.
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