Beware of 'friends' asking for security codes on WhatsApp

Hackers use the codes to gain full access to their victims' accounts. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
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SINGAPORE - When a secondary school friend contacted him out of the blue a few months ago asking for a verification code on WhatsApp, administrative executive Tan Jun Heng, 25, did not suspect anything was amiss.

His friend simply claimed to have "accidentally" sent the code to his number.

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