Scam uses hacked Instagram accounts to trick victims with fake ads | Detective TC

Have you ever gone through Stories on your Instagram and seen profiles of friends selling products at lower prices than the market? Be aware that these accounts may have been hacked by cybercriminals who exploit them to trick users with fake ads.

Detective TC investigated how this occurs and what measures you can take to recover your account – if you have been a victim – or prevent yourself from this type of scam – if you are not affected.

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Publicist Elida Silva had her account hacked on December 23, 2021. By “lucky”, she was watching Stories when it all happened. The message “You have been disconnected. Enter again”, which made the young woman identify what had happened. At the time, went to connect the account again, but it already appeared as “invalid password”.

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