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General | 28 December 2020

How to stop scammers accessing your WhatsApp account

If you’re a WhatsApp user, you’ll want to check this one out 👀

I’ve heard of a few instances of WhatsApp accounts being hacked because users get scammed into sharing the verification code WhatsApp sends when requested to associate your account with your phone.

Firstly, remember to never share verification codes with anyone – if a friend asks you for it, they’ve probably been hacked themselves.

Secondly, there is a very easy way to set up a PIN to act as an extra barrier to stop someone from getting into your account.

This PIN is six digits long – here’s how to set it up:

  • Open WhatsApp and tap the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Hit Settings, then hit Account and then pick Two-step verification.
  • Tap Enable and then pick your six-digit PIN.

This means that no one will be able to sign into your account without knowing your PIN number 🙌

WhatsApp will periodically ask for your PIN - so don’t forget it.

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