Scam Alert: Hijacking your Instagram Profile by asking you to change your email address
Period: August 2022
One case appeared that a user name fee_lee221 on Instagram asked me to change my profile email address to email@example.com.
By changing the email on my profile they promised to pay me 800 pounds via PayPal
His profile on Instagram
Sample of the conversation
Do never change your IG profile email address to an address to which you do not have access. You will lose access to your profile. The new owner of your profile can now use your identity to send scams out in your name. You might be harmed in the future.
This is a live sample and not a simulated case.