The use of applications like WhatsApp allows people to communicate more easily, however, the social network exposes its users to scams of all kinds, some that carry losses of high sums of money.
The modality that circulates daily in WHATSAPP are the messages that announce new functionalities, indicating false polls that promise discounts or a prize to the winner of a contest.
In the world, thousands of companies have been affected in recent years since the existence of WHATSAPP. According to ESET, the company in charge of research, from the 2016 multinational companies such as McDonalds, Burger King, Ikea, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Nike; Among others, they were affected.
ESET explains that like the “phishing”, this technique of social engineering is propagated in an immediate, massive and gratuitous way by the swindler. It also indicates that this has generated more than 22 million victims, according to the report. Countries like Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil are the hardest hit.