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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

 

More| How to Install WhatsApp on you PC

 

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  1. Jean Evett
    Aug 16, 2013 - 11:40 AM

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  2. akhilesh
    Sep 13, 2013 - 06:22 AM

    how to use acces denight sites

    Reply
  3. Mike Porter
    Sep 19, 2013 - 03:21 PM

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

    Reply
  4. kiran
    Sep 27, 2013 - 05:12 AM

    thanxx

    Reply
  5. Ganesh
    Sep 28, 2013 - 12:21 PM

    thanks

    Reply
  6. Benjamin
    Sep 28, 2013 - 03:02 PM

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

    Reply
    • Panda Security
      Sep 30, 2013 - 08:00 AM

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

      Reply
  7. Rishin Basu
    Oct 03, 2013 - 05:19 PM

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

    Reply
    • Ana Castillo
      Oct 04, 2013 - 07:36 AM

      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!

      Reply
  8. sarma
    Oct 07, 2013 - 01:26 PM

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

    Reply
    • Ana Castillo
      Oct 07, 2013 - 02:46 PM

      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!

      Reply
  9. mazhar
    Oct 11, 2013 - 12:35 PM

    i want to download whats app

    Reply
  10. install
    Oct 13, 2013 - 03:48 AM

    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

    Reply
  11. jassi
    Oct 13, 2013 - 08:09 AM

    i want whatsapp for pc

    Reply
    • Ana Castillo
      Oct 30, 2013 - 03:31 PM

      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!

      Reply
  12. susan morgan
    Oct 13, 2013 - 07:16 PM

    Sounds good.

    Reply
  13. akshay choudhary
    Oct 14, 2013 - 05:45 PM

    good

    Reply
  14. katchid
    Oct 15, 2013 - 09:46 AM

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

    Reply
  15. shruti
    Oct 16, 2013 - 12:41 PM

    i want whatsapp on my lappy

    Reply
  16. sajid khan
    Oct 19, 2013 - 01:38 PM

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

    Reply
  17. sampath
    Oct 23, 2013 - 12:30 PM

    is there any alternative other than blue stacks???

    Reply
    • Ana Castillo
      Oct 23, 2013 - 04:07 PM

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

      Reply
  18. akjanu
    Oct 27, 2013 - 01:00 PM

    i like

    Reply
  19. sheenex
    Oct 28, 2013 - 09:40 PM

    i need to install whatsapp on my pc

    Reply
    • Ana Castillo
      Oct 30, 2013 - 03:29 PM

      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!

      Reply
  20. RAna Shoaib
    Oct 29, 2013 - 10:59 AM

    how every body

    Reply
  21. chinni
    Oct 29, 2013 - 06:25 PM

    wonder

    Reply
  22. Thulani
    Oct 30, 2013 - 12:25 PM

    How do I install whatsapp on my ZTE 821 phone

    Reply
  23. RIDDHI NITINBHAI SHAH
    Oct 31, 2013 - 09:15 AM

    i need to install whatsapp on my pc

    Reply
    • Ana Castillo
      Nov 04, 2013 - 09:42 AM

      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!

      Reply
  24. linos mudzax
    Nov 09, 2013 - 06:57 PM

    thank u for giving us this social platform communication .

    Reply
  25. steven mdoe
    Nov 13, 2013 - 05:19 AM

    thnx

    Reply
  26. CessRobert
    Nov 13, 2013 - 03:04 PM

    hallo…………….!

    Reply
  27. anchal somani
    Nov 17, 2013 - 07:27 AM

    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

    Reply
    • Panda Security
      Nov 18, 2013 - 11:10 AM

      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!

      Reply
  28. Muzamil kuchay
    Nov 19, 2013 - 07:20 AM

    i need to install whatsapp on my pc

    Reply
    • Panda Security
      Nov 25, 2013 - 11:29 AM

      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!

      Reply
  29. Ashke
    Nov 21, 2013 - 07:57 AM

    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

    Reply
    • Panda Security
      Nov 25, 2013 - 11:24 AM

      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!

      Reply
  30. Sanford Pawlak
    Nov 22, 2013 - 09:26 PM

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

    Reply
  31. Kaman
    Dec 01, 2013 - 06:25 PM

    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

    Reply
    • Panda Security
      Dec 02, 2013 - 09:12 AM

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

      Reply
  32. vinnu
    Jan 12, 2014 - 03:42 PM

    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

    Reply
    • Panda Security
      Jan 15, 2014 - 05:47 PM

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

      Reply
  33. norman ben
    Mar 01, 2014 - 12:08 PM

    great

    Reply
  34. Jatin
    Jun 12, 2014 - 04:44 PM

    How to download what’s app for Apple iPad

    Reply
  35. Alvina
    Jun 16, 2014 - 08:42 PM

    Hello… i m tryng to download bluestacks but itx nt working… wo download tu ho gya but not instl… :(

    Reply
  36. Alvina
    Jun 16, 2014 - 08:51 PM

    hello…!! i m tryng to downlod bluestack but itx not working nd give error… :(

    Reply
  37. numan
    Jun 17, 2014 - 11:01 AM

    whatsapp

    Reply
  38. KARTHIK
    Jul 23, 2014 - 03:51 AM

    GOOOD

    Reply
  39. shanmalik
    Jul 26, 2014 - 04:52 AM

    good

    Reply

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