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A new fraud stitch is currently circulating for users of smartphones. When receiving the SMS, those affected should be careful and follow some tips.

Germany – Again and again fraudsters try to get together with perfidious stitches of data and thus also to the money from strangers. Now there is another campaign that is currently being warned by the NRW consumer center.

frauds SMS is in circulation: Consumer advice center warns of mailbox message

The smartphone is part of everyday life with applications such as WhatsApp and the functions it contains. In addition to personal data, the device also includes bank details for many people. Therefore, it is always in the sights of fraudsters. Particularly popular: through messages that contain fake links, the owners of smartphones unknowingly rip off.

According to a warning of the NRW consumer center, the criminals also want to install harmful apps on the devices through such an action. Therefore, caution is currently required for communications via SMS. In particular, the warning of fraud is about communications that indicate alleged voicemails that are said to have been spoken of on the answering machine of the cell phone.

“New Voicemail” or “You have a missed call” is then in the message, which is also provided with a link. Usually users receive similar messages from their telephone provider, such as Telekom or Alditalk if they could not be reached. Therefore, the fraud stitch is all the more tricky (further warnings and recalls at fraud).

Warning of SMS: Fraudsters want to get personal data on smartphones

Because instead of the alleged voice message on the mobile phone mailbox, those affected then occur to a page on which they are asked to install a dubious app, according to the consumer center NRW, often apparently via the provider Vodaf1. By logging in with the personal access data, customers should then overturn the so -called third -party lock by logging in.

Therefore, the experts urgently warn against clicking on the link in the SMS. Such a stitch of criminals is also known as smishing . In addition to communications for a voicemail, SMS of false package services are also a popular method for fraudsters to get data from users-as well as the “Hello Mama” messages, which always make round at WhatsApp, as 24hamburg.de.

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Consumer center warns of fraud via SMS – caution is advised on this messages

Another treacherous behind in the messages about the Voicemail is that the message in the fraud of the criminals is often formulated differently and is not sent with an always same standardized text. With the following examples, users should be careful:

An indication of a possible notification of criminals are spelling mistakes in the text of the SMS, as with “Choose your voiceemail – you have a new Nachrich T” or apparently arbitrarily set signs and letters. If you discover such a or similar text on your smartphone, you should act quickly.

rip-off via SMS message: Consumer advice centers gives tips for protection

The Consumer Center NRW advises those affected to immediately switch their smartphone into flight mode and collect important evidence of fraud via SMS, such as through photos and screenshots.

In such a case, the device should also only be used in secure mode. In this way, the harmful app can then be uninstalled. However, the safest option is to completely reset the smartph1. However, this means that your own data and files are lost.

Warning of smartphone fraud: “A new voice message” becomes a danger

It is also important to inform the mobile operator about the incident. If there is financial damage from fraud, it can be helpful to contact household insurance. So that it does not get that far, such unknown messages should be deleted directly and the number of the sender should be blocked.

Antivirus protection on the smartphone and a set -up third -party lock is also useful. This can be activated via the mobile operator.

With smartphones with an Android operating system, there is also the option of preventing the installation of dubious programs via the “Install unknown apps” option. With iPhones, on the other hand, it is generally not possible to download applications on the device outside the app store.

Furthermore, it helps to always check the senders’ numbers carefully. So you usually get the official news about querying the mobile box from the same number.

Rubric list picture: © Fabian Sommer/dpa, Collage: fraud

WhatsApp plans important change when deleting messages

WhatsApp can be deleted messages in the chat. But Meta plans a change.

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Dortmund – For most people, WhatsApp is hardly indispensable from everyday life. There are more than two billion users worldwide. The Facebook Group Meta, which also belongs to WhatsApp , regularly adjusts the messenger with new updates . However, a change ensures attention, as HNA.de * reports.

WhatsApp update: Messenger raises timeout for useful function

With all the news, different chats and groups you can already get confused. Not infrequently it happens that a message to the wrong person device, contains an embarrassing typo or you still consider after the sending that the content is not so suitable.

The Messenger had the solution: Simply delete the message. If you pressed on the small trashcan symbol, the remark disappears from the chat window. Although the chat partner or the chat partner sees that the message was deleted, the content is no longer read. The message can be deleted for all or only for yourself.

For this useful WhatsApp function * it should now give a new time limit. This reported the independent portal Wabetainfo.com in early February, which informs about news of the popular messenger. So far, the limit was only a few minutes. Now it should be raised loud Wabetainfo.com for two days and twelve hours (more digital news at group chats).

WhatsApp change: Deleting messages also possible in group chats

But that’s not all: With the new WhatsApp update * will also be possible to delete all sorts of messages in group chats in the future, as Wabetainfo.com wrote on your own blog. The shipping date of the chat message should not play any more.

But beware: Not all deleted messages are immediately g1. For some devices, the WhatsApp messages can be made visible with a trick *.

Recently, the Meta Group made for a sensation. Mark Zuckerberg, chairman of the company, considered to disable Facebook and Instagram in the entire EU *. The Group explained in his annual report to the US Stock Exchange Supervisory Authority. Background are the strict data protection rules in the EU. Other WhatsApp news * Around the Messenger can be found on our topic page. (KAS) * hna.de ist Wiegroup chats Part of the editorial network iPPen.media.

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