The Instagram Scam that is Spreading Like a Virus in May 2022

How to avoid it and how to resolve it if you get hacked

Part 1: Avoid Getting Hacked

Part 2: How the Scam Works

Part 3: Getting Your Account Back

Instagram not letting me upload selfie videos.
The hacker is very clever and localizes the scam text to the primary language of the person whose account they hacked. Luckily, they just use Google translate, so the translations are not that good.
My warning to my followers not to trust the messages sent by my hacked account. Definitely worked in some cases, but not all.

Part 6: What Instagram must do to resolve this issue.

Part 7: Where do we go from here.

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