Giftmart Instagram (Instagift) Phishing Scam Alert

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Have you recently received suspicious messages containing links mentioning “giftmart” or “buzz” on Instagram? Do not click on any links! Even if the messages appear to be from someone you know. It’s a scam!

How giftmart scams work

After compromising your friend’s Instagram account, scammers can send you malicious Instagram messages that appear to be from your friend. Posts will always mention something about a “giveaway” or “gift” and contain a link:

Source: Reddit

If you click on the link, you could get your Instagram account hacked. The link will take you to a fake Instagram login page that will ask you to “verify” that you are not a bot and submit your Instagram account password – to the scammers!

If you enter your password, then scammers can take over your Instagram account and spread the same spam messages and phishing links to all your contacts, creating even more victims. Of course, it won’t be a surprise to learn that there was never a giveaway or giveaway either!

  • Change your Instagram password immediately.
  • Enable 2-factor authentication (2FA) for better security. Here’s how to configure 2FA on instagram.

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