Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms, with over one billion monthly active users. Unfortunately, many of these users are scammers. So in this article, we are going to explain some of the ways to get past and spot a scam.
While searching for an account to follow on Instagram, you’ve probably come across numerous lookalike accounts. This clone attempts maybe by normal people or cybercriminals. Cybercriminals, will make clone accounts of celebs, businesses, or even your friends and family just so they can try to talk to you and get your information. Regular Instagram users’ accounts can also be readily cloned by cybercriminals.
The verification badge scam
In addition to allowing users to follow friends, celebrities, and influencers for their content, Instagram also allows businesses to sell their products and even functions as a marketplace. You may notice a rise in the amount of advertising for goods by reportedly new and emerging fashion firms, as well as those that are closing and having a clearance sale. Over time, they may ask you to maybe purchase some of their products for a much cheaper price for a particular reason, and ask to make a bank transfer. This is very much like a scam, as no genuine business would ask you to pay for something through a bank transfer through an Instagram message.
Well, that’s it. I hope you found these helpful and remember to stay safe online.