Instagram Delete Account Scam: How It Works
Is Instagram resetting its servers and deleting accounts? Will all the accounts start from 0 followers again?
Social media is a beautiful thing. Not only it helps us connect with loved ones or sharing pictures, but also lets us see what’s new with all our acquaintances. However, all these benefits open doors for scammers as well, who are taking advantage of very naive people. How does the scam work?
Watch the video below to see the first variation of the Instagram scam, exposed:
On the other hand, in the latest scam going around, criminals claim to be from the Instagram offices and inform you that they’ll close your account if you don’t share a certain picture. The text says:
“Instagram is currently having some technical difficulties, so your account may get deleted. In order to not get deleted, repost this picture and tag @donotdeletemyig. Thank you for your patience – Instagram staff.” Or something along the lines: “our Instagram Council is deleting your account”.
Well, you’ve been taken for a ride. Scammers just played with you. While in these cases criminals typically might redirect you to compromised websites with viruses or spammy survey sites, this time somebody was just very creative and just fooled around.
Instagram Deletes Accounts Scam: How Avoid
Do not delete your account, it’s just a joke. It makes people talk about it.
Instagram Deletes Accounts Scam: How To Report
Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the real Instagram offices using the link below:
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