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Scam Alert: Hijacking your Instagram Profile by asking you to change your email address

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Dieter
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Scammer: fee_lee221

Platform: Instagram

Period: August 2022

One case appeared that a user name fee_lee221 on Instagram asked me to change my profile email address to tgiveaway6@gmail.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

Security Advice:

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.

This topic was modified 3 months ago 3 times by Dieter
 
Posted : 17/08/2022 1:07 pm
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