“Do not ignore please read it carefully” Hello, I am VARUN PULYANI director of whatsapp, this message is to inform all our users that we have sold whatsapp to Mark Zuckerberg for 19 billion dollars. WhatsApp is now controlled by mark zuckerberg. If you have at least 20 contacts, send this text message and your whatsapp logo will change to a new icon with the “f” of facebook in 24 hours. Forward this message to more than 10 people to activate your new whatsapp with facebook services or else your account will be removed from the new servers,” says the fake WhatsApp message.
The message also goes on to add that the “servers of the platform have recently been very congested, that is why we are asking for your help. We solve this problem. We require our active users to forward this message to each of the people in their contact list to confirm our active users using WhatsApp, if you don’t send this message to all of your contacts, WhatsApp will start charging you, (SIC).”
However, users should know that there is no Varun Pulyani in WhatsApp, and also that the platform only disburses information through its official blog or social media handles. Forwarding fake messages on WhatsApp can lead to an account getting suspended or even banned.