Whatsapp Gold Scam is Back in News, Here is Why.
Back in 2016, which was a virus but many people installed it as it claimed to be an advanced version of WhatsApp. That app is again in the news, there is a message circulating on WhatsApp that says that a video that will launch tomorrow named "Martinelli " is gonna to hack into your phone.
“If you know anyone using WhatsApp you might pass on this. An IT colleague has advised that a video comes out tomorrow from WhatsApp called Martinelli do not open it, it hacks your phone and nothing will fix it. Spread the word.”
It also adds that:
“If you receive a message to update the Whatsapp to Whatsapp Gold, do not click !!!!!"
And then asking it so spread more:
“Now said on the news this virus is difficult and severe. Pass it on to all.”
The first part of the message it seems to mention about a video named “Martinelli”. in the second message, the text warns the user about Whatsapp Gold for being a scam, which is a scam actually.
Several users on WhatsApp has received a message that invites the user to install a gold version of WhatsApp, they claim that the advance version offers video calls, and you can send 100 images at once, it also claims that the advance version let you delete the sent message even after hours of sending the message. then the message invites the user to download and install a specific version of WhatsApp. when the user clicks on the link it redirects the user to a website full of malicious software.
if you ever receive such type of message, you are advised to not to click on the link, WhatsApp never messages you in personal chats and there is only one version of WhatsApp that you are already using.