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WhatsApp voice calling scam: don't get caught

Authored by: Kris Carlon — 8 months ago

Many of you are excited about the addition of WhatsApp voice calling to your favorite instant messaging service. But that excitement has now prompted scammers to push a WhatsApp voice calling scam on the unwary. Read on for details and spread the word.

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Don't believe everything you read about WhatsApp voice calls. / © ANDROIDPIT

The scam seems pretty harmless: you get a message on WhatsApp from someone you know inviting you to try WhatsApp calls. But there's a catch. You have to visit a link that prompts you to wade through advertizing while you invite another 10 friends with the same link. Not surprisingly, even if you invite 10 friends you still won't have calls enabled in WhatsApp.

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Following the link will take you to this ''invite your friends'' screen. / © Deccan Chronicle

It's pretty obvious that this is a scam but it seems to have caught a few off guard. Just be sure that if you see this message crop up in your WhatsApp chats that you ignore it and let whoever sent it to you know that it is a scam. If you want to get the feature enabled on your phone, follow our guide on how to get WhatsApp voice calls enabled and please pass this information around so your friends don't get taken for a ride.

Have you got WhatsApp voice calls yet? Have you seen this scam?

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.


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  • Daan 8 months ago Link to comment

    Hello AndroidPit,

    I am called by a friend of mine via the Voice Call. He told me this was new and that I should have it as well after he hang up. I didn't see any changes so I turned my phone on and off. Still no changes to see. He called me again, but still no changes. Do you maybe have any idea how to activate it as well?

    Kind regards,


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  • Vivek PS 8 months ago Link to comment

    It steals contact info

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