Tik Tok Scam Alert

Messages Saying TikTok Is Available In India are Fraud

The Central Government has banned 59 well known Chinese applications including TikTok over secutiry concerns. Exploiting TikTok's popularity, numerous cyber theives are currently taking its name to fool individuals with malware. Numerous user in India are currently getting messages by means of WhatsApp or SMS asserting that TikTok is accessible and individuals can utilize it as TikTok Pro, which should be ignored. The messages are being circulated  by cybercriminals as the TikTok is as yet prohibited.

The message that is being passed on to users, "Enjoy Tiktok video and create creative videos once again. Now TikTok is only available in (TikTok Pro) then download from below."  People are tricked into tapping the link given in the message and download the TikTok Pro APK file. It is therefore advised  not to click  on such unofficial links.

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When anybody downloads the application from the given links , a symbol will show up which is equivalent to the first TikTok application. It likewise requests permission to camera, mic, location ,storage and others. At the point when the permissions are allowed , the application doesn't work and just remains on smartphone. These applications are not accessible on Google Play and in this way, many users are approached to download the APK file to introduce it. Applications like these are equipped for taking users data of other mainstream web based social media accounts and other private data without any problem.

Cybersecurity worries in India have been rising  and 25 Android applications have been banned from Google Play store. As indicated by cybersecurity reports, these applications on Google were taking Facebook login details of users. The prohibited applications were utilized by more than 2 million individuals and had malwares that tracked Facebook login details when used from smartphones . It should be remembered  that until the government lifts the ban from TikTok, the application's original version will not be available in the country.


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