Attention WhatsApp users!
You may or may not have received a message over the past couple of days. The message warned users of the app that there is a malicious piece of software going around, and that it can hack into your phone within ten seconds.
Luckily, the WhatsApp scam, called 'Martinelli' is a complete hoax, according to the folk at Newstalk.
Earlier this year, Spanish police identified the chain mail message as a hoax, as they found that it would have no viable threat toward a phone.
Newstalk's technology correspondent Jess Kelly said: "It reminds me of the chain messages I used to get in the post when I was a kid, this is just a modern version of that."
So for anyone who was thinking about boycotting the app because of the scam, it looks like you won't have to anymore.