Your WhatsApp account will be hacked through an OTP, even if a friend asks for it, don’t give it by mistake
Everyone receives a ‘One Time Password (OTP) message in the form of a mobile phone while conducting financial transactions and other communications. Now a new scam has come up against OTP to take over a person’s entire WhatsApp account. In this scam, hackers hack your friend’s WhatsApp account and send messages from it. If it is written in the meset that you have forwarded OTP by mistake, send me that OTP.
The most important and memorable thing is that since a friend asked who the OTP is, we might send it without checking. Then our whole WhatsApp account can be hacked. Hackers will then be able to read all our messages. OTP is usually sent via plain message and not through WhatsApp. So when it comes to OTP in WhatsApp, such a message should be viewed with suspicion. OTP is now widely used for online transactions and security. That is why hackers have also started abusing it.
Not everyone realizes that a friend’s account has been hacked. Also, when sending OTP, if there is a message that it came by mistake and there is an emergency, give OTP quickly. Such a situation is not surprising, so anyone can fall into this trap if they are not careful.
It is important to be careful when receiving a message from a friend’s number or a friend’s name from an unknown number. Not everyone understands the full use of OTP. OTP is a password to be kept secret, not to tell anyone. To avoid such scams, it is also necessary to protect WhatsApp through two-step verification, which can be done by going to WhatsApp’s settings.