Instagram Scams

312 reports / 2 comments
Also Reported
Website/emails: www.instagram.com
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Unresolved

Scammed by Michaeal Parksong

  • by: oldbutsassy63
  • #47082
  • Apr 22, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $4600
received request from a Prince Harry Instagram acct to go to @stefanarms and help an American Navy Engineer pay for medical bills. Contacted Michael Parksong at this account name. He showed pictures of a young man dressed in Navy Gear as well as 2 young boys named Eric and Jack. Claimed jack needed surgery. Wife died in accident 2 years ago. Has no insurance. Stated he was serving in the British Royal Navy at the moment. Asked for 4,000.00 towards heart surgery. Gave me 2 different Wells Fargo bank accounts to divide the money between. Like a fool did it. Then began asking for ITunes cards to keep in contact with the doctor. After the 6th one, the fool began charming me in effort to get more. Even gave me an email address supposedly for his youngest son: [email protected] he then began to email me through this account. I became suspicious when the spelling off words and specific phrases became strange for a native born American. I began asking specific questions, person either didn't answer or couldn't. Finally was able to get them to call me. As soon as I heard the voice I knew it was a scam! The voice was that of a person of either India or Middle East descent.
I went to Well's Fargo Bank but was unable to recover my money back from them but was able to get the 3 bank accounts shut down and are under investigation. Followed up with Police Report. Finally sent them email @ [email protected] Told them I was on to them, had their Instagram account shut down as well. This person asks that you download Telegram onto your phone so they are better able to contact you. I DELETED IT FROM MY PHONE!!!
Also reported:
Instagram @stefanarms
Names reported:
Micheal Parksong (Praksong)
Phones reported:
305-809-8677
Unresolved

I was scammed by suelyncashflip on IG

  • by: monty4
  • #47041
  • Apr 19, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $150
I was told to send 150 and I'd get back 1500. I went to western union and sent the 150 then sent the mtcn number. Later on when i asked for the number to get my 1500 i was told there was an issue. Then i was told that the amount i sent (150.00) was a mistake. There was a "special" going on today and that my 150 will now be flipped to 6000 as long as i pay a release fee of 400. I told them that i was only interested in getting the 1500 and I was told that since the 6000 was already registered in my name there was nothing that could be done. The person on IG has a page called suelyncashflip and the person that the money was sent to and picked up by was named Corey Collins in South Carolina. Please no one fall for this they'll only keep asking for more money.
Also reported:
Suelyncashflip
Names reported:
Corey Collins
Unresolved

Beware of this scammer

  • by: Dreamville
  • #47025
  • Apr 19, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
@a1customkix has been scamming people for years. She photoshops her tag on other peoples custom sneaker photos. She has created multiple catfish accounts on twitter to promote the scam & make it seem legit. When you call her out she’ll block you. Please report her account
Also reported:
A1customkix
Names reported:
Joi Sharpe
Unresolved

Tried to get money

  • by: Freespirit29
  • #46976
  • Apr 17, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Contacted me on IG professing his love and said his wife died 4 years ago and has a 9 year old daughter and lives in Miami , I cut it off after a phone call I knew what he was doing
Also reported:
Ourfamily950
Names reported:
David Jackson
Phones reported:
321-285-5119
Unresolved

I have been scammed by Elliott Vasquez

  • by: Vân Anh
  • #46975
  • Apr 17, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
He is a black man,use images of a Solider of Us army to scam money from me but i enough smart to realize soon and report now, he used instagram to scam then change to hang out,i suspicious and decided to report him now.
Names reported:
Elliott Vasquez
Web/emails reported:
https://www.instagram.com/elliott_1975/, [email protected]
Unresolved

George Lambert Instagram scam

  • by: hkcrazy
  • #46614
  • Apr 3, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $150
My friend was contacted by a man claiming to be George Lambert. He states that he is working on an oil rig out in the Gulf of Mexico. Then claims his wife and daughter were killed by a drunk driver. He claims to love and want to be with her...after a couple of weeks the request for money and I-tunes begins. He says his housekeeper who supposedly takes care of his mansion in PA, needs money to get to her mom's funeral. My friend did send him 2 I=tunes cards but refused to give him money. Then he became very accusatory to my friend and tried to make her feel guilty. His spelling is atrocious when he writes on Instagram, plus he refuses to allow my friend to follow him, yet he has over 2000 followers.
Also reported:
Instagram lambert30011
Names reported:
George Lambert