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HELP! Scam or real?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by bagrov, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. bagrov

    bagrov Junior Member

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    Hello guys!

    On August 11th I received a SPAM email from Instagram that I have to stop using third-party apps or they will suspend my account. It's been 3 days since and nothing happened.

    The email was [email protected]

    I just changed my password and the email with confirmation was from address [email protected]

    Also when I click on the link in that email I go to security-lnstagram.com (instagram is written with L).
    This is scam isn't it?

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  2. peetrike

    peetrike Power Member

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    It`s a scam. No need to worry.

    Cheers
     
  3. mickyfu

    mickyfu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Burn you computer just in case, you never can be too sure.
     
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  4. Raccon

    Raccon Regular Member

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    It's just another Instagram domain, you'll be fine don't worry:dance:

    face *fkng* palm
     
  5. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Unfortunately you've been busted. Otherwise how would they know your email address and that you really are a spammer? Watch out for black vans.
     
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  6. bagrov

    bagrov Junior Member

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    It may be funny, but I don't want to lose this account. I'm making great money with it.
    My email is on every post and in bio.
     
  7. MichaelJon

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    I lol'd hard. :haha:
     
  8. MichaelJon

    MichaelJon Registered Member

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    If it's a scam, it's a scam (I'm 99.9% sure it is) - Therefore there's nothing to worry about. if Instagram is spelt with an 'L' then i'm pretty sure you're fine.
     
  9. mickyfu

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    Instagram has always been spelt with an L, it is one of those facts that only clever people like me know.
     
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  10. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    Lol, I've used this technique on FB ads several times in the past when I used a word that was blacklisted.

    And it was the letter "L" to be exact, haha.
     
  11. Reaver

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    Wow, the grammar in that email is awful. You'd think Lnstagram would hire a professional to write out a better email.

    It looks like one of those emails similar to the Paypal scam. You click a link and give them your info, thinking you're signing into Instagram and then they hijack your account.

    That's such a jackass thing to do.
     
  12. xsshaxor

    xsshaxor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Definitely fake. No worries. Just reply and act like you want to do what they say.

    Act like you're freaking stupid and make them explain everything over and over again.. Keep
    them on the leash, make them put effort into the whole situation (because they think they'll actually get your pw)

    And in the end send them a link to rick roll.
     
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  13. BayRene

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    Definitely fake, usually if you click the link it prompts you to log onto your IG. As a rule of thumb, I always type random characters as my username and pw. If it goes through, it's fraud.

    If it says incorrect password, doesn't necessarily mean its real, but may be something to contact IG to verify with :)
     
  14. ChanzGrande

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    Scammers abound. This is a really old scam, and one we here at BHW don't fall for. I have reached the point where I assume stuff is bogus first, and confirm it's useful after that. They love to do this crap with payment processors too. I imagine some people do make the mistake of supplying these bozos with working usernames and passwords for the various networks they target.
     
  15. durkadurkadurka

    durkadurkadurka Newbie

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    Spot on, assume it's all fake. If you happen to get a phone call from the company in question, then yeah, MAYBE it might be real. Until then, banish it to your spam folder.
     
  16. rezuke

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    It is fake, that never happened to me but I have a friend who has 30+ followers and he is constantly getting emails like that and people offering him money if he posts something related to their product.

    The thing is that if you aren't too sure, my suggestion would be to contact instagram. They must have a customer service system.

    Good luck!
     
  17. danixD

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    That isn't scam lol
     
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    ^LOL they're asking for shout outs :') *too funny*