Social Media

The Instagram Scam That Hijacks Your Account

NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Your Instagram account is great to share your videos and photos with followers, but scammers are eager to take it away from you.

A devious scam sends you an email or Instagram DM claiming that you have violated copyright law and your account will be deleted. It urges you to click on a link and enter your login details.

STAY IN THE KNOW

icon

Watch NBC10 Boston news for free, 24/7, wherever you are.

icon

Get Boston local news, weather forecasts, lifestyle and entertainment stories to your inbox. Sign up for NBC Boston’s newsletters.

Betsy Badell and Rob Michaelson explain how the scam works and how to protect your account from being hijacked.

Contact Us