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WhatsApp voice calling scam: don't get caught

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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?

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Kris Carlon

Kris Carlon
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Kris is a former AndroidPIT Editor who came to the team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.

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  • 1
    Shawn Treny Jul 27, 2015 Link to comment

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    lakshit sharma Mar 24, 2015 Link to comment

    Ping me on Whatsapp for Whatsapp calling.....I'll gv u invitation call......9899790011

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    @easedsport Mar 20, 2015 Link to comment

    Who is gonna call me? I don't know a sole soul that has the feature!

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    Daan Mar 19, 2015 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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    Praba Karan Mar 19, 2015 Link to comment

    plz call me in whatsapp 9443737417

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    Ajaya Kumar Sahu Mar 19, 2015 Link to comment

    plz call 9585501612

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    Vivek PS Mar 19, 2015 Link to comment

    It steals contact info

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