Instagram Scams

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instagram duplicate false accounts

  • by: falseidenty
  • #48531
  • Jun 10, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $700.00
i have been scammed by someone on Instagram, thinking it was a friend of mine. they started texting me telling me that i can get awarded a 100% coca-cola fund amount of $50,000.00, but in order for me to do that I had to by amazon cards. send them a copy of the back of the cards. which i was stupid enough to do. So i lost $700.00 dollars worth of my money. The numbers i was getting the texted from are 408-703-6323 and 409-356-9385. please catch these bastards and stop them from scamming instagram duplicate accounts. I have saved the texted messages if you need them.
Phones reported:
408-703-6323, 409-356-9385

Asking me to open up a bank account

  • by: lisaknighr
  • #47990
  • May 30, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This person was acting like this actor and was trying to get me to open up a bank account. Saying we will need it 4 our future together
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  • by: becka_h18
  • #47903
  • May 29, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a message on Instagram from amber asking me if I wanna receive free money in my bank account, well she gave my number to her manager named Brandon and I gave him my account info and they kept changing there info so I changed my pa**word now he's saying he printed my personal checks from Chase
Also reported:
General Group Help Services
Names reported:
Amber Brandon
Phones reported:

Pretend to be the actor

  • by: Wioletta
  • #47723
  • May 21, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $650
The conversation begins privately at Instagram and thank me that I’m such a big fan. After a few lines back and forth the person asks for money first for a children’s shelter and later for his son’s education. It was very strange and unusual. I was playing with because I wanted get more information.
Bank name, account number etc
Watch out!!!
Also reported:
Instagram name: Officalpiercebrosnan
Names reported:
Shekela Smith

I have been scammed by Donald Thomas Otterson

  • by: Annalaura
  • #47519
  • May 11, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $150.00
This man began following me on Instagram to the point of harassment. I told him I'd be his friend but then it became more problematic. He said this was his friend's phone in the US, he claimed to be from London, England, this is a VoIP number/line. He told me extreme lies to get money from me, he got a $100 apple card and a $50 I tunes card. I have both cards still with receipts. And the pictures as well.
Names reported:
Donald Thomas Otterson
Phones reported:

I got scammed on instagram

  • by: Joselopez18
  • #47088
  • Apr 22, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $35000
Luis Carlos an old friend wrote to me on instagram asking for a business partner. In less than a year I lost over 35 k & never got my money back. Now he doesn’t reply please help me report him & stop him!!
Names reported:
Luis Carlos
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