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Instagram Black Hat Method - Avoid being scammed with Giveaways

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by SecretFile.Dev, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. SecretFile.Dev

    SecretFile.Dev Newbie

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    Hey guys and girls,
    First of all: This is not a tutorial. I made this post to warn of Instagram method that are scamming a lot of people (principally users of 3rd world country's).

    It all start with an Apple Giveaway: Some profile contact you saying that you can win a brand new iPhone/MacBook. Who doesn't want it? I would love to win that, and i guess you too.

    And what to do to win? First they will ask you to join they Guerrilla Marketing: ¨Tag 3 Friends...¨ ; ¨Post this promo on your story¨ or ¨post it on your timeline¨ (If guys know other way, tell me, would like to know). With this method they can reach a larger group for this scam.

    After you promote their scam, you will ¨win¨ their giveaway. A brand new Apple product, but what to do to get it ? You can choose: You get it by paying the shipping fee (bye bye money) or you can activate your product buying a gift card and giving your gift card code to those promoters (bye bye money too). Either way you loose.

    Im seeing o lot of this method recently on Instagram, it seems dumb, but it work.

    I dont know how or where they sell the giftcards, i think it is too risky to use. Maybe in the deepweb.
    Anyway, be cautious guys.

    If you think this post was informative, like it. You will help me.
     
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  2. DamonSalvatore

    DamonSalvatore Junior Member

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    You came to the jungle to warn about the wolves.
     
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  3. SecretFile.Dev

    SecretFile.Dev Newbie

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    Well, some members can twist it and make money with that. There are sheep's here too.
     
  4. wowmarketer

    wowmarketer BANNED BANNED

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    Yea
     
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  5. ilovetobun69

    ilovetobun69 Supreme Member

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    That's nothing new , people been doing it for years. Nothing more than the classic "prince " with a twist.
     
  6. dotc0m

    dotc0m Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Not too far off from those "Money Flipping" Scams

    I still see them all the time. Even clueless influencer type people (mainly young girls) are seen taking paid promos for this type of scam. The scammer will offer them a decent amount for a shoutout with 100k+ following.

    The only reason these things exist is because people fall for them.

    Classic example of taking advantage of those vulnerable. Truly despicable
     
  7. Dany91

    Dany91 Registered Member

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    Bro,what are you talking about - we are the sc*mmers....
     
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    come off it, fella! I'll pardon you 'cos you're new on the forrum. I can bet that the guys behind that scheme are members of this forum; There's nothing new there. It's all blackhat shit!
     
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    traffic_freak BANNED BANNED

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    ROTFL!
     
  10. Thestealthgawd

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    They do this outside of Instagram as well in emails. Not a new method at all
     
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    Do you...do you not know where you are???