There is a trending tweet on Twitter concerning a download link to WhatsApp Gold version that will actually install spyware on your mobile device.
The message claims that WhatsApp gold version is the version that is used by celebrities and it comes with many extra features that are not available in the latest official release. With WhatsApp Gold, you can access to features such as transfer over 100 images, make free calls, perform video chats with friends, modify WhatsApp themes and etc. The message states that WhatsApp Gold is only available for download to selected users who have the invitations.
If you click on the invitation link, you will be redirected to an error 404 page. The URL of the invitation link is www.goldenversion.com. It is unsure how many people have been duped into clicking the invitation link thinking they are downloading an official update released by WhatsApp. You won’t find this download version on the iTunes store or Google Play store.
The scam is the same as the WhatsApp Plus scam. WhatsApp made the announcement that anyone that attempt to download the unofficial release will be banned. WhatsApp has made it clear on its FAQ page that they are not the creator of WhatsApp Plus.
WhatsApp says that they will never inform their users to download updates through SMS text messages. Usually, WhatsApp users will be informed about any new update via emails. It is strongly advised that WhatsApp users don’t click on the invitation link that they receive in their SMS.
WhatsApp is ranked as one of the top instant messengers in more than 100 countries around the world, which represents more than half of the population in the world. There are more than 1 billion active users that login into their WhatsApp everyday to communicate with their friends. In India, it is estimated that there are more than 70 millions people that are using WhatsApp.
If you still really want to download WhatsApp Plus 5.0 Gold Edition With Extreme Mods, you can really take the risk.