From cybercriminal evergreens like phishing to the verification badge scam we look at the most common tactics fraudsters use to trick their victims

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Indeed, with over one billion monthly active users it is among the top four most popular social media networks in the world. That figure, representing potential targets, is bound to attract cybercriminals like bees to honey.

In this article, we look at an overview of the most common scams that you will probably encounter while you’re perusing your feed and connecting with other users through direct messages.

Phishing

If we were to use a relatively small hyperbole to describe phishing scams, we could say that they are as old as the internet itself, and it’s a type of scam cybercriminals like to return to and reuse time and…

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