It has been reported that multiple police forces in the UK are warning WhatsApp users about scammers that could hijack their accounts. The scam involves security codes and has existed for a while but is rearing its head again. The old scam involves a message that’s seemingly from your friend. A usually hacker poses as a friend or someone you may know in order to gain access to your account. They could then use your account to launch attacks on other people or try and scam them out of money or information.