01 Mar [Scam Alert] Instagram Blue Check Phishing Scam
December 9, 2020
Hi igers, please beware of this new Instagram phishing scam! Fraudsters send phishing emails pretending to be Instagram officials, asking page owners to verify their accounts to get the blue checkmark.
In these scammy emails, Instagram users are asked to hand in their selfies and pictures of other personal identities to verify their accounts. They are even asked to submit their email address and password to log in to their Instagram account.
Remember, Instagram will NOT ask you to reveal your personal information and login credentials through email! If you are asked to provide your password, it is definitely a phishing scam.
Please always check before you take any action. Contact the Instagram official in person for the legitimacy of the email. Or send the screenshot to Trend Micro Check chatbot for immediate scam detection.
The content of Instagram blue check phishing scam:
To verify your account by putting a blue check mark, again, I would like a selfie for you while you hold the personal identity with great clarity of information, and another copy of the personal identity without a selfie with very clear clarity of information, please respond as soon as possible.
Again, please send to the email associated with your account and the password for your Instagram account to enter it and submit a verification request so that your account is verified by placing the blue verification flag next to your name, please respond as soon as possible.