Whatsapp without internet - fake offers going viral, cheating Whatsapp users

Hey, Now we can use WhatsApp without INTERNET. Click here to activate -http://WhatsWithoutInternet.cf - This is a fake message widely spreading through Whatsapp and going viral recently. Checkout the reality behind this spam.

My wife received this message in the morning in her Whatsapp account. Suspecting spam, she didn't click the link. Even though she showed the same to me, I too ignored it. However, in no time, we both started getting several such messages from many people and by evening I realized this is going viral everywhere.

As a person who don't mind trying out anything on the web, I clicked the link and proceed through a couple of steps by providing an invalid Whatsapp number. It took no time for me to conclude this is spam. Before I explain why I think it is a fake message, let me share a few screenshots if you are enthusiastic to know what happens when you click the link!

I am a professional app reviewer and I suggest you don't try this on your phone and Whatsapp account unless you don't mind risking your private data from your phone.

This is how it works:

1. Most people receive a message in their Whatsapp group or personal chat that reads something like this:

"Hey, Now we can use WhatsApp without INTERNET. Click here to activae -> http://WhatsWithoutInternet.cf"

If you click on the link in your mobile or a desktop screen, you will be redirected to this suspicious website http://WhatsWithoutInternet.cf

In the first step, you will be prompted to enter your Whatsapp number:

Once you agree (not sure what to agree!) and continue, you will see the following screen:

It shows a few profile pictures that appears to be fake (may be real profiles who fell into this trap). It will show you some messages indicating it is contacting Whatsapp server to verify your Whatsapp number and give you a feel that there is something going on. I gave a dummy number (all zeroes) and it came back with the verification confirmation, which was a clear message to me that it is a fake system.

After a few steps, it will prompt you to invite 10 Whatsapp Friends and 5 Groups to prove you are a Whatsapp user. That's another indication it is a fake application. If it is real Whatsapp system, why would they want you to share something to prove you are an active user. They have all your activity report in their server and nothing more is needed to prove your activity level.

At this stage, it is pretty much clear that this is a spammy application and users are recommended not to click on the link expecting free Whatapp services without internet.

After all, how can an internet based application function without internet?

How to really use Whatsapp without internet?

Whatapp is an internet based application and it sends the messages and data through its servers in the internet. It cannot work without an active internet connection. You may be able to browse through already downloaded messages and media files without an active internet connection but you will not be able to send or receive messages without a data connection or WiFi.

Article by Tony John
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Guest Author: Hemant Patel10 Feb 2016

Thanks for providing this useful information.

Guest Author: Veeraraj12 Feb 2016

Very nice

Author: Timmappa Kamat15 Feb 2016 Member Level: Gold   Points : 5

It would be quite appropriate if WhatsApp comes up with a public warning about such messages. Or better still, they can come up with a few messages on the app itself. Such a step would indeed be helpful in securing the privacy concerns (and any other damage that these fraudsters have on mind).
It is important to note that the perpetrators can have a wide range of plans under their sleeve. Such sites gather much of the user information. These days almost all of us use banking applications on our phones. What if such apps steal that confidential information?

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