Fake WhatsApp is here, 1000000 people already fooled, be careful

New Delhi, Nov 6: Do you have WhatsApp number? The answer would be 'yes' from the majority of the people as WhatsApp has become one of the most favorite instant messaging apps around the world.

With over 1 billion daily active users, latest Whatsapp stories feature has also reached 250 million daily users and people are sending 55 billion messages and 4.5 billion photos per day.

But the latest report says that over 10 lakh people have been fooled who have tried to download WhatsApp but ended up downloading an extremely convincing spoofed copy of WhatsApp messenger from Google Play.

The fake copy of the WhatsApp messenger is available on Google play store as  "Update WhatsApp Messenger' that includes the real developer’s title as “WhatsApp Inc.” 

Although the fake app has been removed from the Google Play Store, but it is interesting how it ended up there in the first place, making users think that they’re downloading a legitimate app.

In the past, Google has also removed fake copy of apps like Pokemon Go-augmented reality game for children.