WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps owned by Facebook. It is so popular that its popularity has become its biggest disadvantage now. Every day, lots of hackers try to steal your personal information from WhatsApp. They urge you to install an updated version and thereby download malware into your smartphones.
This first happened in the year 2016 when a fake upgrade message has gone viral. In 2016, people were receiving a message to upgrade their WhatsApp apps to WhatsApp Gold or WhatsApp Plus accounts and get the premium features of the app free of cost. Nearly, millions of users were got affected by this scam in the year 2016.
Once again, the same hoax is back in the year 2019. In the last few days, lots of people are receiving an SMS to upgrade their account to WhatsApp Plus or WhatsApp Gold in return for premium features. It is a scam circulating online. If you click and download these updates, then it will open the door to online hackers to steal your personal information.
If you get any such message, then please do not click on it. WhatsApp has already clarified that there is no such versions called Gold and Plus. In fact, they do not have any other version for this application other than the current standard one.
Hence, by whatever name you are receiving this kind of message, please do not click and update your WhatsApp. This is just a hoax. Updating an app will install the malware in your smartphones and put your personal information at risk.