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Do you Want to Install WhatsApp on Your PC? New Online Scam Announced on Facebook

 

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Does it sound like you read “install Whatsapp free on your computer”? Watch out! According to ADSLZone, the fame of this mobile instant messaging application is being used by scammers to get new affiliates for Premium SMS services.

 How Does this This Online Fraud Work?

1. It accesses a download page where we’re promised a free Whatsapp download for your PC

2. With the excuse of checking that we are human, the installation process asks us for our mobile number

3. The download application is, in fact, the emulator Bluestacks Android. It allows you to install Android Applications on your computer and also allows you to access downloads for free and without intermediaries

4. Once you give them your mobile phone number, you are charged with a subscription service which can cost you up to 37 Euros per month through Premium SMS

 

As you follow these pages, you are being convinced that you are downloading the application from a secure page by using Whatsapp’s official logo and including the “likes” of the app. They will go so far as to include ‘create a campaign of ads on Facebook’, so that the user believes that the content is being endorsed by the social network.

 

Recommendations to Avoid This Type of Fraud:

  1. Check the download URL to verify that you are on the official website
  2. Read the Conditions and Terms of Use when they ask for personal information
  3. Do your research online to check if this is a possible scam through opinions and comments from other users

 

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48 Comments
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September 13, 2013 6:22 am Reply

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Mike Porter

September 19, 2013 3:21 pm Reply

Hi, I have tried this download & luckily failed. What is the correct download & where can I obtain it?

    Steve Adams

    October 10, 2013 10:20 am Reply

    I don’t believe there is a correct download Mike, nothing on the official site: http://www.whatsapp.com/

kiran

September 27, 2013 5:12 am Reply

thanxx

Ganesh

September 28, 2013 12:21 pm Reply

thanks

Benjamin

September 28, 2013 3:02 pm Reply

What can i do to put a stop to it if i had actually given my number to the site..

    Panda Security

    September 30, 2013 8:00 am Reply

    Hello Benjamin, you have to contact with your phone company and explain them your case. Thanks!

Rishin Basu

October 3, 2013 5:19 pm Reply

So, is there any other safe option apart from this if we want to use Whatsapp on our PCs or on our Macs?

    Ana Castillo

    October 4, 2013 7:36 am Reply

    Hi Rishin! Here you can download the emulator Bluestacks Android: http://www.bluestacks.com/ , this way you can install all your apps Android on your PC or Mac. Thanks!

sarma

October 7, 2013 1:26 pm Reply

i am having 1 gb ram. so bluestacks is not getting installed. so how should i use whatsapp in my pc

    Ana Castillo

    October 7, 2013 2:46 pm Reply

    Hello Sarma,

    If you want to install whatsapp on your PC you will need an Android emulator. Maybe, your PC hasn’t enough power to do it, and you can’t install WhatsApp on your PC without an emulator. YouWave is a different type of emulator, try it.

    Thanks!

mazhar

October 11, 2013 12:35 pm Reply

i want to download whats app

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October 13, 2013 3:48 am Reply

the application from a secure page by using Whatsapp’s official logo and including the They will go so far as to include ‘create a campaign of ads on Facebook’, so that the user believes that the content is being endorsed by the social

jassi

October 13, 2013 8:09 am Reply

i want whatsapp for pc

    Ana Castillo

    October 30, 2013 3:31 pm Reply

    Hi Jassi. If you want to install whatsapp on your PC you will need an Android emulator. Here you can download the emulator Bluestacks Android: http://www.bluestacks.com/ , this way you can install all your apps Android on your PC or Mac. Thanks!

susan morgan

October 13, 2013 7:16 pm Reply

Sounds good.

akshay choudhary

October 14, 2013 5:45 pm Reply

good

katchid

October 15, 2013 9:46 am Reply

thanks for sharing,i also want to download watsapp for my pc,but i dontwant them to take advantage of me,

shruti

October 16, 2013 12:41 pm Reply

i want whatsapp on my lappy

sajid khan

October 19, 2013 1:38 pm Reply

hiii Hi, I have tried this download & luckily failed. What is the correct download & where can I obtain it?

sampath

October 23, 2013 12:30 pm Reply

is there any alternative other than blue stacks???

    Ana Castillo

    October 23, 2013 4:07 pm Reply

    Hi Sampath , you can try YouWave. Thanks for your time! :)

akjanu

October 27, 2013 1:00 pm Reply

i like

sheenex

October 28, 2013 9:40 pm Reply

i need to install whatsapp on my pc

    Ana Castillo

    October 30, 2013 3:29 pm Reply

    Hi Sheenex. If you want to install whatsapp on your PC you will need an Android emulator. Here you can download the emulator Bluestacks Android: http://www.bluestacks.com/ , this way you can install all your apps Android on your PC or Mac. Thanks!

RAna Shoaib

October 29, 2013 10:59 am Reply

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chinni

October 29, 2013 6:25 pm Reply

wonder

Thulani

October 30, 2013 12:25 pm Reply

How do I install whatsapp on my ZTE 821 phone

RIDDHI NITINBHAI SHAH

October 31, 2013 9:15 am Reply

i need to install whatsapp on my pc

    Ana Castillo

    November 4, 2013 9:42 am Reply

    Hi Riddhi. If you want to install whatsapp on your PC you will need an Android emulator. Here you can download the emulator Bluestacks Android: http://www.bluestacks.com/ , this way you can install all your apps Android on your PC or Mac. Thanks!

linos mudzax

November 9, 2013 6:57 pm Reply

thank u for giving us this social platform communication .

steven mdoe

November 13, 2013 5:19 am Reply

thnx

CessRobert

November 13, 2013 3:04 pm Reply

hallo…………….!

anchal somani

November 17, 2013 7:27 am Reply

hiii i have tried so many tyms to download bluestack but the response is “application failed to start click ok to terminate application” and i have tried you wave also but it is not working other than this is there any alternative to download whats app on pc

    Panda Security

    November 18, 2013 11:10 am Reply

    Hi Anchal. Here you have the official website, http://www.bluestacks.com/. If you can´t download it from here, please, contact with Bluestacks Tech Support. You can try YouWave, it´s a different type of emulator. Thanks!

Muzamil kuchay

November 19, 2013 7:20 am Reply

i need to install whatsapp on my pc

    Panda Security

    November 25, 2013 11:29 am Reply

    Hi Muzamil. If you want to install whatsapp on your PC you will need an Android emulator. Here you can download the emulator Bluestacks Android: http://www.bluestacks.com/ , this way you can install all your apps Android on your PC or Mac. Thanks!

Ashke

November 21, 2013 7:57 am Reply

Hi, I’m a bit confused – is it safe to download WhatsApp through the App Store on Bluestacks (and not through a link from another site)?

Thanks,
- Ashke

    Panda Security

    November 25, 2013 11:24 am Reply

    Hi Ashke! If you have installed Bluestacks, you can install WhatsApp without problems. Anyway, if you have doubts about it, please, contact with Bluestacks Tech Support. Thanks!

Sanford Pawlak

November 22, 2013 9:26 pm Reply

Does your site have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d

Kaman

December 1, 2013 6:25 pm Reply

i had installed bluestack on my laptop it worked well then from last one week it is not working I uninstalled it to reinstall but it is giving error value can not be Null…something path1

    Panda Security

    December 2, 2013 9:12 am Reply

    Hi Karma, please, contact with Bluestacks Tech Support. Thanks!

vinnu

January 12, 2014 3:42 pm Reply

hi friends…i installed bluestacks on my windows 7 pc. when iam opening this app it is not responding….it is going struck..please help me if anyone knows reasons behind this

    Panda Security

    January 15, 2014 5:47 pm Reply

    Hi Vinnu! Please, contact with Bluestacks Tech Support. They can help you. Thanks for your time! :)

norman ben

March 1, 2014 12:08 pm Reply

great

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