WhatsApp is a messaging application that has been used by millions all over the world to communicate in real-time. It’s currently entertaining two billion active users, making it one of if not THE most popular applications on mobile devices worldwide!
WhatsApp has become one of the most popular applications in recent years, with its features such as voice calling and video chatting. However, there is always room for scammers to find new ways that they might dupe people into falling prey; this seems like an instance where someone got tricked by a message claiming it came from the Visas and Immigration department at UK’s government office which offered job opportunities or free visas if you followed their instructions–but please don’t!
The message says that an organization would be providing free accommodation, work permits, and medicine access for those who need it. But there’s more than meets the eye! It turns out this group also has ties with other organizations which can help track down anyone engaged in these types of activities – estimated to have a huge team at their disposal soon enough.
WhatsApp users are being targeted with fraudulent messages that state there is a requirement or job opportunity for 1,32,000 workers in the UK. The message also depicts how candidates recruited through this scheme will be benefited from travel expenses and accommodation as well medical facilities; they’re told it’s instant work permits and visa application assistance too! This program has been disclosed to all nationalities looking at jobs abroad but what you need now more than ever (especially since our politicians don’t seem very interested).
The fake message also contains a clickable button that redirects the operator to a fraudulent website masquerading as UK Visas and Immigration.
Here we have listed the entire message received from the fake group, which says, “We are urgently seeking for foreigner candidates to apply for the thousands of jobs already available in the United Kingdom (UK). This job application is free of cost, and right after the approval of the candidate, he/she will be facilitated with work permission, visas, flight tickets, and free accommodation in the UK’’.
If we go further towards the same, we get that the site asks targeted WhatsApp users to share their personal details like their first name, last name, email address, and contact number. According to Malwarebytes Labs, no matter what data users fill in the form, the fraudulent site always highlights the same message that is— “After going through your applications, You have been approved to work in the United Kingdom in the year 2022.”