Instagram is warning users of a new scam that is trying to steal your credentials

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Instagram warns users of a new scam that tries to steal your credentials by forging a ‘copyright infringement’

  • Instagram has warned users about the Twitter copyright scam
  • It claims that a copyright infringement has been detected in a message on your account
  • It asks you to click on a link to ‘give feedback’, and asks for your credentials
  • Instagram has advised that users should not click or reply to the link

With over a billion active users, Instagram is without a doubt one of the most popular social media apps in the world.

But if you use Instagram, make sure to be wary of any unusual posts in your DMs.

Instagram has warned users of a new scam circulating that is attempting to steal your credentials by forging a “ copyright infringement. ”

While the message appears to be from the ‘Instagram Copyright Help Center’, Instagram has confirmed that it will never send users a DM about copyright violations, and is advising users not to click or comment on any links in the messages .

Instagram has warned users of a new scam circulating that tries to steal your credentials by forging a 'copyright infringement'

Instagram has warned users of a new scam circulating that tries to steal your credentials by forging a ‘copyright infringement’

The scam message

The full scam message reads:

Hello dear user,

A copyright infringement has been detected in a message on your account. If you think copyright infringement is incorrect, please provide feedback. Otherwise, your account will be closed within 24 hours. You can provide feedback using the link below. Thank you for your understanding.’

Instagram warned its users about the scam on Twitter.

The scam message reads, ‘A copyright infringement has been detected in a message on your account. If you think copyright infringement is incorrect, please provide feedback. Otherwise, your account will be closed within 24 hours. ‘

The message then asks users to click on a link to “provide feedback.”

Worryingly, if you click on the link unknowingly, you will be prompted to enter your username and password, allowing scammers to access your personal information.

Instagram has confirmed that it will never message its users about copyright issues.

It said, ‘Instagram will never message you about copyright violations and never ask for your personal information such as passwords etc.

“Don’t click or respond.”

The social media app also warned users to be wary of emails that appear to be coming from Instagram.

The scam message reads, 'A copyright infringement has been detected in a message on your account.  If you think copyright infringement is incorrect, please provide feedback.  Otherwise your account will be closed within 24 hours'

The scam message reads, 'A copyright infringement has been detected in a message on your account.  If you think copyright infringement is incorrect, please provide feedback.  Otherwise your account will be closed within 24 hours'

The scam message reads, ‘A copyright infringement has been detected in a message on your account. If you think copyright infringement is incorrect, please provide feedback. Otherwise your account will be closed within 24 hours’

Fortunately, if you ever receive an email that appears to be from Instagram, there is an easy way to check if it is legitimate.

Just open the Instagram app and tap Settings> Security> Emails from Instagram.

You can then see all security and login emails sent by Instagram in the last 14 days.

Fortunately, if you ever receive an email that appears to be from Instagram, there is an easy way to check if it is legitimate

Fortunately, if you ever receive an email that appears to be from Instagram, there is an easy way to check if it is legitimate

Fortunately, if you ever receive an email that appears to be from Instagram, there is an easy way to check if it is legitimate

Instagram also recommends enabling two-factor authentication to increase the security of your account.

It said, “Two-factor authentication is a security feature. If you set up two-factor authentication, you will be prompted to enter a special login code or confirm your login attempt every time someone tries to access Instagram from a device we don’t recognize. ‘

To activate it, tap Settings> Security> Two-Factor Authentication and select whether to use an authentication app or to receive a text message every time you log in to your account.

Instagram launches crackdown on fake accounts with a new feature that gives users more information

Instagram has cracked down on fake accounts and is introducing a new feature that shows users information about who is really behind a username.

The photo-sharing app’s more than 1 billion users will now be able to evaluate the authenticity of accounts, weeks after parent Facebook took similar action in an effort to remove fake accounts on its social media platform.

The ‘About this account’ feature allows users to see the ads an account is running, the country where the account is located, the username changes in the last year and other details.

To learn more about an account, go to their profile, tap the menu… then select ‘About this account’.

There you’ll see the date the account joined Instagram, the country where the account is located, accounts with shared followers, any username changes in the last year, and any ads the account is currently running.

Instagram also plans to significantly increase the number of verified accounts for public figures, celebrities, and global brands.

In addition to the account username, applicants must provide full real names and a copy of legal or business identification.

Instagram also said it will allow the use of third-party apps such as DUO Mobile and Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication to help users log into their accounts securely.

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