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Pernambuco Federal Police warns of new coup through WhatsApp in Brazil

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The Federal Police of Pernambuco warned of a new scam being applied by WhatsApp. The criminals are pretending to be from a research company and end up cloning the victim’s app.

Criminals call victims saying they are doing research, when the victim agrees to participate, the criminal says he will send an SMS to his cell phone confirming the research.

In fact, the number the victim receives is the WhatsApp security code, and from there the messenger is cloned. With the victims’ WhatsApp, criminals ask for money from contacts saved on the list.

Some companies are doing research over the phone, but at no time are serious companies asking for validation codes.

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