Being harrassed by so called hacker

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Shadi22 - Oct 26, 2022 at 12:29 PM
HelpiOS Posts 13048 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen December 8, 2022 - Oct 27, 2022 at 04:55 AM

Hello,

Someone is claiming to have hacked into my phone from another country. When I questioned them, they sent "screen shots" of one specific chat. the chat content is legitimate but there are certain details that are off, like the blue ticks they have under my messages which I had deactivated long ago or the time stamps not matching mine. Any thoughts on any of this?
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HelpiOS Posts 13048 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen December 8, 2022 1,868
Oct 26, 2022 at 03:50 PM

Hi,

It's a scam attempt. Block them and report the phone number to WhatsApp.


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Thank you!

The person with the number is a trusted friend. Is it possible that they are the one getting hacked and I'm the one getting scammed?

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HelpiOS Posts 13048 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen December 8, 2022 1,868 > Shadi22
Oct 26, 2022 at 06:18 PM

It may be possible. Your friend should visit this link for instructions to take back control of their WhatsApp account, in case if it was stolen.

Good luck

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Shadi22 > HelpiOS Posts 13048 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen December 8, 2022
Oct 26, 2022 at 06:30 PM

Got it! and I'm right to think that if someone had hacked my specific phone/Whatsapp account they would have to be seeing things exactly as I'm seeing them, correct? Thank you in advance for responding!!

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HelpiOS Posts 13048 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen December 8, 2022 1,868 > Shadi22
Oct 27, 2022 at 04:55 AM

You are right, but, even if they provide you screenshots or any other info that would lead you to believe that it is your own account or device, you must be careful ! Scammers are continually finding ways to be credible in order to trick their victims.

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