Online scams are at their epidemic. The intruders are so wise and intelligent enough to know what sites and webs to intrude with their deceptions. Instagram Scams are at the top of every user’s account or on their page. This is their best site because they are assured of reaching millions of users who are currently using this social media site. However, for an intelligent user, it is simple to know and avoid these deceptions. Here are a few of the most commons ones used on this platform.
Fake brand accounts
A data analysis firm currently revealed that there are over sixty-five million posts each year that are usually meant to promote and advertise a company. This is so rampant with the fashion industry which will delude viewers and users of their unexisting awesomeness only to hawk their products. Bags, clothes, and shoes are some major products used to hoodwink the users into liking and following the account, but then it is all fake. Be aware of such reports on your page. If you have to shop online, ensure the account is verified.
Offers to send you followers and likes
Some companies will intrude on your page and convince you that they will send you as many followers as possible and make your account likeable. These are just influencers who get paid by their companies to promote their products and so they will try all the possible means to influence a broader range of audiences. With that, their pay increases proportionately. So they will delude you to follow them or even buy their products, but most of them are automatically fake.
Requests that appear to come from Instagram
Sometimes you indeed receive an email or a direct message with a link claiming it is from Instagram. I would rather ignore than click on the link. The words would mostly appear so crucial, and you will be tempted to log in using the sent link only to sell your credentials to the intruders. With your account details, they can lock you out of your account, and as such, before clicking on any links ensure they are verifiable.
In a nutshell, there are a good number of Instagram Scams that are currently circulating each time you log in to your account. At times it will be so difficult to notice that they are deceptions since the hackers have become creative and know what exactly the users are looking for, so, they use that to their advantage. Be cautious about every link you click on.