by DanielD87 Investigator
Investigator

My Number is compromised?

I've recently been getting quite a few WhatsApp messages from a variety of countries in the world.

Mostly in the US, one of whom claimed to be the FBI!

I'm starting to worry how my number was leaked and if there are dangers to this.

Should I change my number or is there any other solution to stop this?

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Re: My Number is compromised?

Good Morning @DanielD87

 

Welcome to the community.

 

Is this from multiple numbers?

 

Have you looked at blocking the numbers which are sending you the messages?

 

Alternatively, I would recommend looking at changing your number if you do not wish to delete WhatsApp. 

 

Speak soon, Katie 🙂

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by Profile closed
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Re: My Number is compromised?

Hi, @DanielD87,

 

As luck would have it, I used to be on "whatsapp" too! 

All I did was delete it! Nothings bothered me since so, that would be my suggestion to you!

 

And I do know that whatsapp recently altered grouo chats to a maximum of 5 only!

 

Regards

 

mAh8v

by DanielD87 Investigator
Investigator

Re: My Number is compromised?

I keep in touch with a close friend who's not in this country, so it's my only source of contact with her.

by Brilliant Contributor
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Re: My Number is compromised?


@Profile closed wrote:

Hi, @DanielD87,

 

As luck would have it, I used to be on "whatsapp" too! 

All I did was delete it! Nothings bothered me since so, that would be my suggestion to you!

 

And I do know that whatsapp recently altered grouo chats to a maximum of 5 only!

 

Regards

 

mAh8v


Not really the solution.

 

And I am in WhatsApp groups with more than t contacts so that is not true.


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Re: My Number is compromised?

Hi, @BrendonH,

 

Ok!

My apologies!

But I did use whatsapp to keep intouch with my girlfriend!

 

Anyway thanks for correcting me Brendon!

 

mAh8v

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EE Community Support Team
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Re: My Number is compromised?

Good Morning @DanielD87

 

Welcome to the community.

 

Is this from multiple numbers?

 

Have you looked at blocking the numbers which are sending you the messages?

 

Alternatively, I would recommend looking at changing your number if you do not wish to delete WhatsApp. 

 

Speak soon, Katie 🙂

by DanielD87 Investigator
Investigator

Re: My Number is compromised?

Hi Katie,

 

I've taken steps to change my number now.

The messages come from very different numbers from different country codes.

It's a lot of work to keep blocking a number 2-3 times a day sometimes.

 

Thank you for your reply.

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