5 Warning Signs to Spot a Fake WhatsApp Account

By Sneha
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Creating a fake account, whether on Facebook, WhatsApp or any other social media platform is extremely easy and simple. This is where the privacy of these social media platforms comes into consideration.

5 Warning Signs to Spot a Fake WhatsApp Account

The rising number of fake accounts all over several social media is a matter of concern for the users as well as the social media platforms.

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It is often extremely difficult to distinguish between a fake and a real account, which might land us into trouble sometimes.

Here are 5 signs that can enable you to easily spot a fake WhatsApp account.

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Spot a Fake WhatsApp Account with Spoof Number

Spot a Fake WhatsApp Account with Spoof Number

There are several ways to create a fake WhatsApp account with a Spoof number. These spoof numbers are often U.S. numbers, so in case you suddenly receive a message from a weird number, beware it can be a fake WhatsApp account.

Numbers Starting from (Plus) 1 It Can be Fake

Numbers Starting from (Plus) 1 It Can be Fake

If someone texts you on WhatsApp from a number starting from +1, there's a possibility that the account has been created using voxox app. Remember there is a high possibility that any number starting with +1 can be fake.

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Numbers Starting from (Plus) 44 It Can also be Fake
 

Numbers Starting from (Plus) 44 It Can also be Fake

In case you suddenly receive a WhatsApp message from an unknown number starting from +44, there's a high possibility that the number came be fake. WhatsApp accounts created with Fw calls generates such U.K. based numbers.

WhatsApp Display Picture and Status is an Important Indication

WhatsApp Display Picture and Status is an Important Indication

If a WhatsApp account has a picture of a cartoon or any other, but not their photo, and the status 'Hey there! I'm using WhatsApp' message shows the update some minutes or hours back its high indication of being a fake account.

In this case, there is a high possibility that account can be a fake one.

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Beware of Fake Accounts

Beware of Fake Accounts

Fake accounts whether its WhatsApp or any other is a common phenomenon, and spotting them is really not easy. So before you speak to anyone unknown it is important to check whether you are conversing with a person on a fake account or not.

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