As reported by Malwarebytes, WhatsApp users are reportedly receiving messages on their mobile app offering a free Visa and other benefits. This is especially for those who wish to move to the UK for work. This scam involves sending messages to WhatsApp users and informing them.
If a user clicks on it, they are redirected to a fake domain that appears to be a UK Visa and Immigration website. In addition, foreigners are being asked to “apply for the thousands of jobs already in the United Kingdom”.
The report claims that the scam reads that “The program covers travel expenses, accommodation, medical facilities. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Speak basic English. The benefits of the program include an instant work permit.” , VIDA is application assistant. Citizens of all countries can apply for it. It is open to all individuals and students who want to work and study. Apply here.”
How to protect yourself from this scam on WhatsApp
WhatsApp scam is not a new thing as there have been many such cases in the past where people’s money has been looted. As messages on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted, it becomes difficult to detect frauds. In such a situation, the easiest and best way to avoid scams is to ignore such notifications and threatening messages that talk about getting you a job in a foreign country or saving more money.<!–