Beware! Instagram scam and phishing


Team Udayavani, Mar 25, 2021, 11:06 AM IST

Source: Unsplash

Instagram scams have been making rounds for a long time now, but this new scam is targeted at Instagram influencers. The cybercriminals impersonating brand managers are duping the sponsors and robbing them of their personal details such as banking details, address, phone numbers, etc.

As per reports, the scammers are exploiting the popularity of the influencers, and that cyber criminals pretend to be known brands and offer influencers an advertising deal. If the influencer is unlucky enough to believe that the deal they are receiving is legitimate, they hand over their personal banking details in order to be “paid” by the brand.

There are usual phishing scams where cybercriminals send a suspicious link on your Instagram DM or email. Users are tricked to enter their username and password on a fake login page, where the cybercriminals gain access to personal information like passwords, cybercriminals can change passwords and even log out the users of their accounts.

The report stated that the scammers pretend to be in distressful condition and ask for money from friends and followers of the person whose account has been hacked.

The friends/followers fall into the trap and end up sending money.

In situations like this, it is important to check with your friends on separate apps or call them up directly to know if they requested the money.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde calls CM “Siddaramulla Khan”, CM dubs BJP “anti-Muslims”

Karnataka govt gives nod for upgrading Raichur science center

People against Constitution indulging in negative propaganda, says CM Siddaramaiah

New criminal justice laws to be rolled out across India from July 1

The moon welcomes odysseus: A private sector victory

Present ‘actionable, measurable, clearly defined’ plan in March 3 meeting: PM to Cabinet colleagues

Seeking to plug loopholes, EC tweaks policy on transfer of officers ahead of polls

Related Articles More

The moon welcomes odysseus: A private sector victory

Gemini not always reliable in responding to prompts: Google after chatbot’s response on PM

Astronomers spot new tiny moons around Neptune and Uranus

Payload aboard Aditya-L1 mission detects solar wind impact of Coronal Mass Ejections

Private US company makes history by landing first commercial spacecraft on Moon

MUST WATCH

Sasihitlu Beach

How diabetes cause problems in kidney

christmas crib

KFD The Monkey Fever/Kyasanur Forest Disease

Abu Dhabi’s 1st Hindu Temple | UAE Temple


Latest Additions

Centre adopts ‘anti-Kerala’ stand as people of state reject Sangh Parivar politics, alleges Vijayan

Shirva: Woman and toddler missing since Feb 22

Class 6 student detained for schoolmate’s murder in Delhi

Modi’s guarantee was never fulfilled: Sharad Pawar

BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde calls CM “Siddaramulla Khan”, CM dubs BJP “anti-Muslims”

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.