Spouse Spying App Scam- @segalink

I've heard a lot of true life stories about suspicious husbands threatening their wives about having access to their phones with ...



I've heard a lot of true life stories about suspicious husbands threatening their wives about having access to their phones with evidences of secret messages and photos. Some will go to the extent of claiming to have audio recordings of phone conversations of their spouses just to secure a confession or turn the tables on their own infidelity.

Well, you are not the only one thinking of that possibility. Some have chosen to capitalise on this claims by creating a viral scam that claims to have these solution and many have fallen for it already while some are still being fooled by the lies that it is somewhat possible to listen in to calls without working in the NSA's office.

How the scam works:

Let’s face it: if given the opportunity, most people would love nothing more than the ability to access the instant messages of their significant other, friends, family members and co-workers. Well, a few new overnight “apps” claim to allow you to do just that – however, you shouldn’t only stay away from them because it is ethically questionable. The better reason to stay away is that these are not legitimate apps – they are just phishing scams designed to take advantage of your “curious” natures. You could be a victim of the Spying App Scam in a many ways, whether you're trying to be the one spying on or just by being the one spied on:

Watch the video below to see a version of the Spying App scam exposed:

Spying App Scam Exposed Video

However, a bigger problem occurs when you're trying to be the one spying. The scam begins with advertisements on social media sites offering these fictitious apps, having names similar to reputable ones. The first one that launched this scam trend was called WhatsAppSpy this summer. Many have been taken in by the name alone as they believe it to be an affiliate of the instant messaging services WhatsApp. However, many criminals copied the style and created similar apps.

The advertisements claim to allow you to view other peoples’ instant messages if you will go to a website and register for the app. Once you’ve signed up for the service you are then redirected to another website that asks for your phone number so a code can be texted to you, allowing you to download the app on your device.

Once you have entered your telephone number, what you have actually done is subscribed to a premium messaging service that will send you advertisements that cost anywhere from $2 to $10. The scammers earn money from this messaging service as a referral fee for every person that “signs up” for the service.

How to avoid:

Be aware that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There is no legitimate service that will allow you access to others’ private messages. Also, be leery of any service that has you sign up on one site and then directs you to another site altogether to complete the process; this is not a typical way to sign up for any service. Registrations can almost always be completed on one site. If you are redirected to another site, this is a red flag. Finally, keep in mind that it’s not nice to spy on others!

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