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Virus alert: whatsapp gold app news

Viral Claim: Latest whatsapp hoax back from 2016, WhatsApp Gold update, people are being sent WhatsApp messages to download an update for the messaging app which in reality is a malware..

Facts Check: Fake

Viral News in Social Media Twitter / Facebook / WhatsApp / Others Examples: 

Today the radio was talking about WhatsApp Gold and it is true. There is a video that will be released tomorrow on WhatsApp and is called Martinelli. Do not open it. Enter your phone and nothing you do will fix it. Spread the message if you know someone. If you receive a message to update Whatsapp Gold Do not open it! They just announced that the virus is serious. Send it to everyone.

There is a video that will be launched tomorrow in Whatsapp and is called Martinelli. DO NOT OPEN IT!!!! If you receive a message to update Whatsapp Gold * DO NOT OPEN IT !!!!
They just announced that the virus is serious.
Send it to everyone

Today the radio was talking about Whatsapp Gold.
There is a video that will be launched tomorrow in Whatsapp and is called Martinelli. Do not open it. Goes into your phone and nothing you do will fix it.

If you know anyone using WhatsApp you might pass on this. An IT colleague has advised that a video comes out from WhatsApp called martinelli do not open it, it hacks your phone and nothing will fix it. Spread the word.

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Facts Check Analysis: There is no hidden premium feature given by whatsapp and no such software as whatsapp launched. It is a malware and if you download any such app, you can invite malware into your phone.

The hoax message was viral in 2016 and yet again in 2019.

How does apps update on mobile devices:

Mostly the app’s like whatsapp, are downloaded by default and updated based on your preference of download, like WIFI and other network. You don’t need to visit any download page to download any such app. WhatsApp can only be updated on Google Play for Android and Apple App Store for iOS devices.

We did not find anything with the word Martinelli and its relation to whatsapp.

Whatsapp gold is made by scammers who will take your personal information; people download this app thinking of getting some enhanced features of whatsapp.

Whatsapp is one of the most used App for mobile messaging and this also leads to spread major number of hoax and malwares across all the people.

If you receive any such message, either you should ignore it or delete it immediately.