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WhatsApp is Banning Two Million Accounts Every Month.
Each day more than 65 billion messages are sent on WhatsApp from the over 1.5 billion people that use the Facebook-owned service. But while WhatsApp is meant for friends to chat and keep in touch, there are those that aim to exploit its popularity by spreading scams and spam.
WhatsApp is now ramping up their efforts to stop those that use the chat app for illicit means.
As a result, this is helping them ban two million WhatsApp accounts every month.
WhatsApp has also said that from December 7, 2019, they will consider taking legal action against those that send “bulk or automated” messages.
Speaking to The Independent, a WhatsApp spokesperson added: “WhatsApp was designed for private messaging, so we’ve taken action to prevent bulk messaging and enforce limits on how WhatsApp can be used”.
“We’ve also stepped up our ability to identify accounts that misuse WhatsApp, which helps us ban two million accounts globally per month.”
How to Be Safe from Being Blocked?
There are two things, first you need to stop sending Spam Messages. Secondly, Block all such Spam Messages instead of just forwarding these:
How to Spot a Scam Message?
WhatsApp also has advice on its site advising users how to spot a scam message.
WhatsApp said the hallmarks of these messages are:
- The sender claims to be affiliated with WhatsApp
- The message content includes instructions to forward the message
- The message claims you can avoid punishment, like account suspension, if you forward the message
- The message content includes a reward or gift from WhatsApp or another person
Once you receive a scam message, WhatsApp advises you to block the sender, disregard the message and delete it.
[VIDEO] WhatsApp Banning Millions of Accounts – How to be Safe? [Urdu/Hindi/English Captions]
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