Police alert of a WhatsApp hoax about the magical town of Orizaba

Police alert of a WhatsApp hoax about the magical town of Orizaba

Be very careful with what comes to you through social networks and messaging services such as WhatsApp, because by now you should know that all that glitters is not gold. Not much less. Today the National Police has alerted about a new hoax that is circulating on the networks and that refers to the magical town of Orizaba.

Although Orizaba is a town that exists and is located in Mexico, the images that are promised here and that supposedly can infect the device are pure falsehood. The message has been spread through social networks and it is most likely that you will have received it or will do so in the next few hours, if among your contacts you have people who regularly spread hoaxes. That they are the great evil of our times.

So that you are alert, it reads the following : “They are going to upload some photos of the Orizaba peak by whatsapp the file is called Orizaba magical town, do not open them, the phone is hacked, you cannot stop in any way pass the data to yours and friends (sic) ”.

Photos 📷 of a magical town that damage your phone🤦🤦‍♂️? Doesn't that sound like # bulo🤪? Direct to the 🗑 pic.twitter.com/hC0XPVIv24

- National Police (@policia) June 4, 2018

The magical town of Orizaba, a new hoax in sight

The message of the magical town of Orizaba is a hoax with all the letters. A first clue is the misspellings and misprints contained in the text, which should make us think that we are dealing with something a bit strange and above all, outside the official status.

It does not include any link that directs us to a fraudulent site, but the message is a falsehood that should not be spread. In this sense, the best thing you can do is send the hoax directly to the trash can . It is the only way to prevent the message from spreading through the networks.

In order not to fall for this type of hoax, we recommend the following:

  • Read these types of messages well and check if they contain misprints, inaccuracies and spelling mistakes.
  • Check beforehand with the National Police or the Civil Guard if it is a true message. They will be in charge of denying it, if necessary.
  • Do not click on suspicious links , because they will surely direct you to fraudulent pages or downloads.
  • Beware of false promises : discount vouchers, succulent gifts, and so on.
  • Do not contribute to spreading this type of message and alert your contacts if they do.
  • Follow @policia on Twitter to be aware of all the alerts.