How to protect yourself from WhatsApp scam in India?

WhatsApp, owned by Meta, has issued 
6 guidelines to its Indian users to combat scams and frauds on the platform. The campaign ‘Stay safe with WhatsApp’ aims to promote online safety.

WhatsApp’s Two-Step Verification feature adds an additional layer of security. Users can set up a six-digit PIN, which is necessary when resetting and verifying their WhatsApp account.


Two-Step Verification

Block and Report

Your mission is what you believe in and what you stand for. It is important to align your mission with your values and principles.


Users can control who adds them to groups and can exit and report suspicious groups. Adjusting group privacy settings can increase privacy and prevent unwanted inclusions.

Group Privacy Settings


Your profession is what you can get paid for. It is important to identify your skills and find ways to monetize them while contributing to society.

Hiding Personal Information


Protecting personal information is crucial when using the internet. Users should avoid sharing sensitive information such as their address, phone number, and bank account information

Avoid Sharing Personal Info


Scammers often create a sense of urgency and use impersonation and fake phishing links to trick unsuspecting individuals. Users should stop and think before acting and avoid clicking on suspicious, unverified links.

Stop and Think


It’s important to keep WhatsApp and all other apps up-to-date to ensure that the latest security patches are installed.


By following these guidelines, WhatsApp users can stay safe from scams and frauds on the platform. Staying vigilant, being cautious, and using the security features available can help keep your account secure.