Did you win a hair dryer on Instagram? – technocrat

It has been spreading for days, and the scam that claims unsuspecting users have won a hair dryer has exploded on the weekend. In reality, of course, this is not true, but in return they could steal your data.

The trick is quite simple: the attackers created a fake profile where they posted an entry about the prize, marking the targeted users in it. According to the experience of our editorial office, cybercriminals have created several such profiles, but they all use the same two images, and seeing the Hungarianness of the text, it may also be suspicious that it was created by a translation stick.

The above two entries were received by the same user.

Fortunately, it is not possible to post a link on posts on Instagram, only in the user’s contact information, so there is less chance that someone will immediately click on the link to the fake page. However, there are indications that many still do, otherwise the scam would probably not be able to spread at such a rate.

The easiest solution is for the user to first report the entry in which it was flagged. This can be done in the same way on both mobile and PC: click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the post and mark it as Spam or Fraudulent.

After the report, the system will automatically offer to disable that profile, which if we do, you will no longer be able to flag us again.

Source: HVG


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