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What To Do When Your WhatsApp Account Is Hacked by cevek11: 7:45pm On Jun 25, 2020
Was involved in the recovery of a hacked whatsapp account today, and thought it will be good to share.

What's happened? the lady got a call from someone claiming to call from a known organization she recently had jamb preparatory classes with. He said they are creating a group to further the tutorials, and intend to add her to the group. He requested for the WhatsApp code and she gave it to him. Next thing! She can't access WhatsApp again.

What to do if this happens to you?
1) Call everyone close to you and give them a heads up, as it's very likely they will receive messages from your account with the aim to extort money

2) Delete, re-install, and attempt re-registration. If this works the other individual is automatically logged out

3) Contact WhatsApp, they are on Twitter. There is also an email we found online: support@whatsapp.com. The mail subject should state fraud/hacked/lost/stolen etc and body should have your WhatsApp number.

Once you get your account back activate 2 step verification

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Re: What To Do When Your WhatsApp Account Is Hacked by DaInferno(m): 8:10pm On Jun 25, 2020
better still, use the 2 step verification to secure ur account
Re: What To Do When Your WhatsApp Account Is Hacked by cevek11: 8:01am On Jun 28, 2020
DaInferno:
better still, use the 2 step verification to secure ur account

True

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