Watch Out For This WhatsApp Scam That's Going About

Sneaky thieves, after your money

WhatsApp, the place where you say everything you're too afraid to on social media, has fallen prey to a scam that could see you diddled out of 99p if you don't have your wits about you.

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People across Britain has been receiving messages claiming their subscription to the app has 'expired' and they have to pay to continue using it.

You may remember that when WhatsApp first came out in 2010 you did indeed have to pay 99p for a year's free use – which is perhaps why some people have been taken in by the fake request – but since Facebook bought it in 2014 that has no longer been the case.

The bogus message that has been doing the rounds since April reads:

"Your subscription has expired.

"To verify your account and purchase a lifetime subscription for just 0.99 GDP simply tap on this link..."

If you get it just delete it, or if you did click the link run an antivirus software on your phone to be safe. Then get back to making unpleasant jokes with your mates in group chat and waiting anxiously to see if bae has blue ticked your latest message of not.