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When it comes to scams, we thought nothing could shock us. Today though, we report on a particularly mean scam, which tugs at the heartstrings and then takes advantage of the victim’s willingness to help those in need. How low will fraudsters go…?
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Sinister hostage scam on Instagram
“I am going to kill myself, please you stole everything from me. Please give me my Instagram back please,” a victim said in response to a hacker who had taken over her account.
What’s the deal: A new sort of Instagram scam is sweeping the platform.
Hackers get access to Instagram accounts through “social engineering,” a deception method involving friends and relatives.
If you want your account back, you must follow the hackers’ instructions.
An imposter grabbed $3K from one victim’s account and kept it ‘hostage’ until she agreed to promote a get-rich-quick scheme.
Why it’s Important: Scams on Instagram are nothing new. This one, on the other hand, is double nefarious.
Our advice: Be cautious when ‘old pals’ call and double-check that it’s actually them before revealing any personal information.
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