If so, you were also a victim of my Instagram account getting hacked.
I began to get messages from followers on Tuesday alerting me to this scam. I’m so grateful to you for:
- Not taking the bait
- Caring enough about my safety to sound the alarm
The experience chilled my insides, that anyone can steal followers simply by asking to follow you. I’ve been judicious in who I allow viewership. If you choose to have access, but have a private site with no posts, no followers, and I’ve never heard of you, I hit decline and block the request.
But a good friend reminded me that he fell into those categories – except for name recognition – so I may not have been as cautious as I thought necessary.
I got the right advice from a former client (and current millennial) who pointed me to the gear icon where I found the drop-down menu and the option to report an incident. The good news is, that account is gone.
My favorite take-away from the experience is positive, particularly the follower who said, “I knew it couldn’t be you. The spelling and grammar were atrocious.”