A new message on Whats App reads that your device supports ultra-light Wi-Fi technology and you won’t need an internet or data connection to run Whats App anymore.
The new scam is an invitation to an internet-free Whats App messaging platform.
The invitation comes in from a friend as a simple message on your Whats App with a link on it.
Taking Facebook’s Free Basics planning into consideration, hackers are milking on the issue.
You must know that Free Basics has been banned (for now) in India as net neutrality is a strong debate that is still a big controversy.
In the bargain, he made you click on various advertisements and also made a copy of your personal information that ‘you’ gave him.
He then also made you share the invitation to friends (who will witness the same treatment) who will think it is genuine as it came from a close ‘friend’.
Lastly, to make sure you are a human and not a robot who is accepting the offer, he also makes you download a few apps and register to the said services.
Once done, he says you will be able to get the offer.
So, free internet is still a myth in India; unless you are ripping off someone else’s data plan by using their Wi-Fi network.