WhatsApp International Calls Scam: The Messaging Giant Releases A Statement Announcing Improved AI Systems
A WhatsApp representative issued a warning that dishonest individuals may mislead interested users into returning a missed call or message in order to con them.
All WhatsApp users throughout the nation have been plagued by an increasing number of irritating international calls from overseas numbers for several days. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for IT, acknowledged the issue and said they would inform WhatsApp about it. WhatsApp has since responded with a statement.
A WhatsApp spokesperson said, “We strive to provide a number of safety options within WhatsApp, such as Block & Report, continually improve user safety awareness and education, as well as effectively filter out malevolent actors from our messaging app.”
The representative noted that scammers continue to utilize a variety of techniques to con people, noting that international scam calls are a more recent technique that scammers have started using.
The representative cautioned: “By leaving a missed call, they encourage individuals to call or write back out of curiosity only to be conned.”
Based on the declaration: “Our new regulation will cut the existing calling rate by at least 50%, and we hope to be able to regulate the present occurrence efficiently. WhatsApp has immediately scaled up its machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to minimize similar incidents. We will keep pushing forward nonstop to give our users a secure experience.”
Rajeev Chandrasekhar discussed the problem with WhatsApp international calls on Thursday outside of a gathering that the Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI) was hosting. “The Ministry has taken note of it, and the government is going to send them a notice,” he added.
He continued by saying that the administration was debating what kinds of permissions should be permitted for preinstalled apps. The platforms must safeguard the security and confidence of their users, the minister emphasized.
“I have stated frequently that transparency, confidence, security, and integrity are the responsibility of platforms which provide to Digital Nagriks,” the minister explained.
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