So imagine my face when my horrified and terrified mother sent me this, asking me if it was true and if she should "follow the instructions".
What the hell.
I mean, seriously. WHAT. THE. HELL.
So I sat down and explained to her that it was nonsense and no, she didn't need to do anything and no, she won't get charged for using WhatsApp and no, there is no over usage of user names, and no, Modiji's team is not debugging WhatsApp issues (they have better things to do... I hope), and no, her account will not be deleted, and no, she doesn't have to "actively chat with 50 people" (what the...?!) to retain her WhatsApp account.
Then I showed her some articles about how all WhatsApp-related WhatsApp forwards are hoaxes.
She had one question. It's a very, very good question.
"But who would come up with something like this and why???"
Got any ideas?