Here we go again – Whatsapp status – hoax message

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It seems that Whatsapp are having a few problems today – as their account on twitter called Whatsapp status suggests

WhatsApp StatusWhatsApp Status ‏@wa_status

WhatsApp status functionality is currently not available. We are working on resolving it soon-ish…

So on the band wagon the spammers jump…… they changed a recent hoax to be applicable the status problems –  It explains this is why your Status and everyone elses says  – error – Status unavailable. This is to scam you into forwarding. 

The first clue we have that this is fake is the message says from summer 2012 whatsapp will start charging.  Are they charging ? 
Also have a look on Whatsapps Blog -March 2012 -They already said it was a hoax.

WhatsApp Hoax as follows………..

Before you read this, go to your contacts and look at everyones status! Should say error: status unavailable.Hello everyone, it seems that all the warnings were real, the use of WhatsApp cost money from summer 2012.
If you send this string to 18 different on your list, your icon will be blue and will be free for you.
If you do not believe me see tomorrow at 6 pm ending WhatsApp and have to pay to open it, this is by law
This message is to inform all of our users, our servers have recently been very congested, so we are asking your help to solve this problem. We require our active users forwarded this message to each of the people in your contact list to confirm our active users using WhatsApp, if you do not send this message to all your contacts WhatsApp, then your account will remain inactive with the consequence of losing all their contactsMessage from Jim Balsamic (CEO of Whatsapp) we have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours. Please DO NOT ignore this message or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your account
after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 will be added to your monthly bill.
We are also aware of the issue involving the pictures updates not showing. We are
working diligently at fixing this problem and it will be up and running as soon as
possible. Thank you for your cooperation from the Whatsapp team”
WhatsApp is going to cost us money soon. The only way that it will stay free
is if you are a frequent user i.e. you have at least 10 people you are
chatting with. To become a frequent user send this message to 10 people
who receive it (2 ticks) and your WhatsApp logo should turn Red to
indicate a frequent user. Am sorry had no option!
And check now the status of every individual contact is showing :
Status : error
It looks exactly like all the other hoaxes, we’ve had the same thing on Msn, Hotmail, on Twitter, on Facebook and probably Myspace, but yet so many people are spreading it, Twitter is on fire with complaints of people forwarding the spam, which is all it is really just spam.
So …… you get the gist, the its fake, don’t do it ….. its just annoying the hell out of everyone.
Some of the tweets are linking to this message – it might help you should try it ? LOL
Sorry! It was funny!
Hope this helps 🙂