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HyderabadWhatsApp message on hacked phone is hoax, say cops

WhatsApp message on hacked phone is hoax, say cops

Published: 26th Apr 2021 6:28 pm

Hyderabad: The Cybercrime police have asked the public not to panic on getting a WhatsApp message about a call from ‘912250041117’, which says answering calls from that number could result in the phone getting hacked.

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Cybercrime officials said the following message was making the rounds on WhatsApp: “Just now one of our friends received a call from 912250041117 asking him to press 1 if I had been vaccinated. He pressed 1 and immediately the number turned red and his phone had been hacked. So be careful when you get similar calls.”

“We checked the number and found that it did not exist. So there is no need to panic on getting the message. So far no person has received any call from the number,” said KVM Prasad, ACP (Cybercrime), Hyderabad.

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