The popular messaging app WhatsApp has issued an important warning to its users. In the published informational message, users were asked not to share the verification codes received on their phones with others in order to keep their accounts safe. The message also said, “This situation occurs when another person tries to take over your account. Without this code, the person trying to verify your phone number cannot complete the verification process and cannot use your phone number on WhatsApp.”
In the information message published by WhatsApp, users were asked not to share the verification codes received on their phones with other people in order to keep their accounts safe.
“If you have received a verification code without your request, WhatsApp will send you a push notification when someone else tries to sign up for WhatsApp with your phone number to protect your account. To keep your account safe, avoid sharing your verification code with others.”
SMS VERIFICATION CODE COMES IN TWO SEPARATE SITUATIONS
It was stated in the statement that the person trying to take over the user’s account needs the SMS verification code sent to the user’s phone number in order to do this:
“Receiving this notification means that someone has requested this registration code by entering your phone number. This usually occurs when another user accidentally types in your number while trying to enter their number during the registration process, or sometimes when another person tries to hack your account.
THE PERSON WANTS TO HIT THE ACCOUNT NEEDS SMS VERIFICATION CODE
Anyone trying to hack your account must have an SMS verification code sent to your phone number in order to do so. Without this code, the person trying to verify your phone number won’t be able to complete the verification process and use your phone number on WhatsApp. In this case, you remain in control of your WhatsApp account.”