Another day, another WhatsApp scam. Unfortunately, it’s being reported that an old message has resurfaced, warning WhatsApp users that they must pay to continue using the service, with a link to input their payment details. This isn’t a genuine message – WhatsApp is remaining a free app.
In the distant past WhatsApp did have a small subscription fee, but this was scrapped several years ago when Facebook bought the app. Unfortunately the memory of this fee does lead some credibility to the scam, and a number of people have handed over payment details.
If you receive the message, don’t panic – but it’s best to delete it immediately and NOT click on the link.