Prevent Yourself from Being Scammed on Instagram with these Simple Steps

Prevent Yourself from Being Scammed on Instagram with these Simple Steps

Instagram is new tool hackers have found to scam more and more people. Find out how to avoid it in this article. Read on!

Instagram is new tool hackers have found to scam more and more people. Find out how to avoid it in this article. Read on!

Instagram is one of the most used social networks today, more specifically it is among the four most used by users. An estimated 1 billion accounts are active each month. Such a large number of connected people means that cybercriminals see Instagram as a good place to commit their scams.

Instagram is one of the most used social networks today, more specifically it is among the four most used by users.

In order to prevent users from falling for its tricks, a cybersecurity company known as ESET has analyzed the most common tricks on this platform. In addition, the company has also given a series of tips to avoid being victims of them.

According to ESET, "Phishing scams are as old as the commercial version of the Internet itself", but criminals continue to resort to them. Through this method, hackers steal users' personal data and their credentials.

Cybercriminals typically send users an email informing them that an unauthorized person has allegedly broken into their account. In those messages, they offer a link that leads to a fake Instagram page that scammers use to obtain your credentials.

Another fairly common method is to notify the user of the breach of car rights through an email. In that email, the scammer also sends a link for the victim to fill out a form. On the other hand, scammers can also contact via Instagram direct messages.

Eventually, the attackers end up selling this stolen information or using it to spoof your identity and keep scamming.

Eventually, the attackers end up selling this stolen information or using it to spoof your identity and keep scamming

One way to avoid being a victim of phishing is, according to ESET, to pay attention to grammar. If an email has spelling, grammatical or even semantic errors, it is most likely not real. In addition, it is also important to look at the addresses from which the mail is sent and check if it is official.

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