If you get a message promising you brand new colors for Whatsapp then ignore it, it’s a scam.
According to the i100 scammers are sending messages that look like they’re from Whatsapp.com, but are in fact from шһатѕарр.com (the crafty swine are using Cyrillic letters), promising users new features for the popular messaging app.
Should you be silly enough to visit the link you’ll get a message saying ‘New colors for WhatsApp, now you can change your WhatsApp and leave it your favorite colors’ along with news that the update is available for iOS, Windows, Apple, and Blackberry.
The site will then ask you to share it with twelve friends (because that’s usual practice for a website) for verification. Once you’ve been verified the scammers reveal that the ‘feature’ only works on desktop and you need an extension.
Unfortunately, the extension, ‘BlackWhats’, doesn’t unlock bright new colorful charts for you and your friends all, it does is give them malware.
Google has reportedly removed the extension now to try and prevent others from being affected.