Fraudulent chains are circulating on Instagram that make users believe that on July 1 all their followers will be eliminated if they do not follow a series of steps.
Some of these fake accounts have gained thousands of followers in a short time and under different hashtags such as #salvamicuenta or #savemyaccount You can see the images that unsuspecting users share.
Although it is not difficult to realize the deception, there are always people who still follow the steps because of doubts, as well as in the fake Facebook giveaways. I was reviewing several of the profiles shared by the images and in many cases they were also young minors who possibly created the story.
To detect deception, in addition to common sense, you can see some signs such as the quality of the profile. If they impersonate, for example, the account of a recognized brand or company, the expectation is that the publications are of quality and without misspellings, in a spam account in most cases we will generally find the opposite.
At the moment, none of the spam accounts that are being used to spread the chains have any major signs of cheating, but they are undoubtedly generating a good fan base that can later bombard them with spam and some other link. Or maybe they are trying to sell them like you do with Facebook fanpages.
Report or report these fake accounts:
If on your Instagram timeline any of the people you follow falls into deception, in addition to explaining the situation so that in the future it does not fall again, the spam account can be reported from the cell phone or from this online form on instagram.com .
It is worth mentioning that when sending a report, our information is not shared with the author of a publication or the profile that is reported, it is completely confidential.