The Ministry of State for Information Technology has contacted WhatsApp to inquire about international fraud calls. Rajeev Chandrasekhar stated that if any digital platform endangers the safety of its users, action will be taken. WhatsApp calls are received from Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
WhatsApp has been releasing several upgrades, but with them comes a glitch that they claim is caused by an issue on Android’s end. However, there has been a hiccup: Indian customers are receiving WhatsApp communications from overseas numbers, which are all frauds.
WhatsApp has responded to the Indian government’s request, stating that they care about their customers’ safety and hence give the ability to ban and report questionable numbers. WhatsApp also stated that they have repaired its AI and machine learning systems, which would assist to prevent such frauds by at least 50%.
These declarations were made in response to a notification given by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Information Technology. Their goal is simply to decrease such overseas calls and messages while also protecting their people. He also stated that not just WhatsApp, but other digital platforms, should look into it in order to handle their consumers responsibly.
The minister further stated that if any harm occurs to any user on any particular digital platform, the ministry would take appropriate action.
This entire debate between the IT ministry and WhatsApp occurred because Indian residents had been receiving such spam calls on a daily basis, and individuals resorted to Twitter to share how insecure they felt.
Several country codes are referenced in the tweets, including Indonesia (+62), Vietnam (+84), Malaysia (+60), Kenya (+254), and Ethiopia (+251). Take note of these country codes and make certain that you do not get any calls from such numbers, as well as no links or SMS. If you receive anything like to this, immediately block and report it.