Instagram Scammer List 2023: Add Your Experience
My team at Scam Detector has been continually asked over the last few months to publish an Instagram scammer list. This would include names and usernames reported by users as crooks. Today, the time has come. From Instagram investment scams to even romance swindlers, we have it – for the sake of consumers protection.
As Instagram has become an integral part of our lives, ensuring that our online experiences are safe and free from unscrupulous individuals looking to exploit and deceive is crucial.
Unfortunately, a dynamic community, Instagram is not immune to scams and fraudsters. To shed light on this issue and protect our fellow users, I’ve compiled a list of reported Instagram scammers, complete with their names and usernames. See below.
Why We’re Sharing This List
We intend to share this Instagram scammer list to educate and empower the users. Scammers come in all forms, from fake online shops peddling counterfeit goods to individuals impersonating others and stealing personal information.
These scammers often take advantage of the trust and goodwill within the Instagram community, causing harm to unsuspecting individuals. By exposing their accounts and detailing their suspicious activities, we aim to create awareness and help users recognize potential Instagram scams before they become victims.
Your Voice Matters
This list is by no means exhaustive, and we encourage you to contribute to it. If you have had any experiences with Instagram accounts that you suspect are scammers or have been victimized by them, please share your stories in the comments section at the end. Add names and handles. The list will grow with the community’s help.
The Instagram scammer list is ready. Lastly, before you see it, you can watch the Top 5 Instagram scams in the video below:
Instagram Scammer List
Whether these criminals have already victimized people or their activity has been more than suspicious, I’ve compiled the list in order to educate people on what these dishonest individuals do and expose their accounts.
The scams on Instagram vary. There are many different types, but I found the most common to be divided into five distinct categories:
- Selling Items (non-existent stores, fake e-commerce platforms, etc.)
- Instagram Investment Scams (crypto, trading, NFT, mining, asset recovery, etc.)
- Instagram Growth (followers and contests)
- Instagram Ambassador Scam (here is a screenshot below)
- Romance Scams
However, feel free to contribute in the comments section with your experience and submit other types. Let’s take a look at them one by one.
1. Selling Non-Existent Items
These could be any type of account of company/person that claims to sell items. In reality, they are non-existent. Here are some names that have been exposed:
- Dave Robert – purporting to be an art collector based in California. His account is in Nigeria. He claims the website flowpeakstudio.com is his.
- Kiight.com – book selling
- @mynakama_store – various sales
- @fulvousau – ecommerce store
- Stevandress – clothing store
- prudenci.shop – selling household items
2. Instagram Investment Scams
Instagram has been flooded with suspicious individuals posting pics of cash, luxury cars, and other assets. They lure victims into believing they can easily invest in crypto, trading, NFTs, mining, forex, or any other miracle platform.
Below are the names of the scammers, but before that, here are some comprehensive lists of:
Here is the Instagram scammer list on these topics – in alphabetical order:
- Amber Nash – offering NFT investments
- Blake Rivery
- Dan_Trader – from globalforexpro.com
- Erika Bonnick
- Kathryn E. Byrd – offering NFT investments
- Luciana Eve
- Premiumartmarket.com (Tamasha)
- Robbin Jr.
- Sharon Marcuz (@sharon_marcuz121) – acts as a business agent for an NFT platform called ApexMintNFT.live.
- Wealth Recovery Inc – claims to be a recovery assets company
- Zarko Stankovic
3. Instagram Growth & Contests
Who doesn’t wanna have more followers? Or to win contests? Knowing that desire for instant gratification, crooks approach victims with the promise of growing their accounts.
Here is what accounts we have reported as suspicious by users:
- @Smm.laboratory – sells Instagram followers
4. Instagram Ambassador Scams
It is known that questionable clothing stores have been approaching influencers with tempting offers of being brand ambassadors. These promised deals are about free items or highly discounted pieces.
Watch the video below to see one scam just like that exposed:
Here is the list of exposed e-commerce stores that do that:
We all know what romance scams are, so let’s cut to the chase. However, since cybercriminals use fake names they seem to be choosing very common ones. Under this category, users have submitted to Scam Detector the following names:
- David Morgan
- Peter Hathridge
- John Ward III from London
- Marcus DiCaprio
- Larry White from Ohio
- Alina Berezhnaya Ivanovna from Donetsk
- Lincoln Chiefus Bouchard
- David Wayne
- Jack Peritons – claims to be ex-Ambassdor of Syria
- Ryan Ballard
- Ellie Richardson
- Kate Filion
- Hawk Stewards
- Larry G. McDowell
- Oksana Eckaewa
- Kelvin Moore Milner
- Sarah Stewart
This is just the beginning of a list that will be updated regularly. Feel free to add your experience and expose unethical individuals.
Your Turn: Expose an Instagram Scammer
Your insights can help others stay safe and informed on the platform. Together, we can foster a more secure and vigilant Instagram community.
Remember, the more we expose these scammers, the harder it becomes for them to operate. Our collective responsibility is to make Instagram a place where people can connect, share, and confidently engage.
While this list is compiled from user reports, it’s essential to approach these accounts cautiously and follow Instagram’s reporting procedures if you encounter any suspicious activity.
Your vigilance and willingness to share your experiences are vital in the fight against Instagram scammers. Let’s work together to make Instagram a safer place for everyone.
How To Report an Instagram Scammer
Let your family and online friends know about this Instagram scammer list. Feel free to share this page if it was helpful. Meanwhile, you can report IG scammers and any other suspicious activity to both Instagram and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Use the pages below:
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Meanwhile, feel free to educate yourself with some other Instagram fraud-related articles. They are listed under this paragraph, so that you know more about online security. Last but not least, if you have any bad experiences, make sure to use the comments section below to expose other scammers.
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