Beware WhatsApp users! You could be a victim of this WhatsApp Scam and lose your money, Know details

Now-a-days, many of us are using UPI based to make payments to anyone as it is easier and we don’t have to worry about having the exact change at that time. Instant-messaging app WhatsApp has even introduced an option to send and receive money, which makes it easier to make payments to friends and family members.

Making a UPI transaction is very easy. All you need to do is scan a QR code, enter the amount and send it. Moreover, you can make these transaction on WhatsApp at no cost.

However, as the use of UPI transaction increase day-by-day, the cases of online frauds have also increased. Fraudsters have also found their own ways to trick innocent people to loot their hard earned money. One of the most common ways fraudsters use is QR codes.

Let’s us know how fraudsters scam people by using QR codes on WhatsApp.

What is a QR code?

A QR code is used when you need to send money to a shopkeeper, friends, or any service. Note that, one need to scan the QR code to send money not receiving it. However, some people who does not know that gets scammed by fraudsters.

The scammers might share a QR code with you on WhatsApp, asking you to scan the code using Google Pay or any other UPI-based service in order to receive the money in the bank account. But, instead of receiving money, you may end up losing money to the scammer.

Or they might pose as a friend or family member of yours and request you to send money to them. In this case, you must check the UPI ID first after scanning a QR code on WhatsApp and confirm by calling your friends before making the payment.

So, those who are not aware of how online payment works should learn about it then make the online transaction to avoid falling into this trap and lose money. Scammers have different ways to trick people, so you need to be careful before making any online payment.

Fraudsters could also send you a QR code over WhatsApp and ask you to scan it using a UPI app and enter MPIN, which is basically the mobile PIN that you have set for your banking app. WhatsApp allows users to save any contact using a QR code, which is why users should share their WhatsApp QR code with only those whom they trust. Otherwise, someone may forward your WhatsApp QR code to other people, who could then add you as a contact by scanning your code.

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