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Friday, August 5th, 2022 6:24 AM


Instagram Scams

Instagram Scams




Instagram is one of the best social networking sites ever. We post our pet's cute photos, our weekend getaway with friends, and even our businesses. It's a great way to express our creativity and individuality.



Imagine what will happen if cybercriminals gain access to our IG accounts. Hackers won't exercise restraint. They will post weird, random photos or send DMs to our friends asking for money or personal info. 



Here are the top Instagram scams to be aware of this 2022.




#1 Instagram Phishing Scams


Did you receive a similar DM?  “Is this you?” in this vid?





How about seeing what seems to be your own account? The only difference is an extra letter or character. These phishing scams also happen in Twitter and Facebook.







#2 Instagram Influencer Scams


Beware of fake offers from fake brands, their only goal is to get your personal info and money.






#3 Instagram Giveaway Scams


Think twice when you receive a DM giving you a free gift - most of these are scams.





Don't get scammed! Protect yourself and everyone around you. Read the full article here.



In addition, consider the following tips:

  • Be extra wary of messages received from strangers. Free gifts and places you’ve “appeared” are a major red flag.
  • Double-check that any emails sent to you by Instagram are genuine. Be wary of typos and odd word choices in emails and DMs.
  • Use Trend Micro Check to protect you from scam websites, phishing links, and more — for FREE!

Check out this page for more information on Trend Micro Check. And as ever, if you’ve found this article an interesting and/or helpful read, please do SHARE it with friends and family to help keep the online community secure and protected.





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