I Confronted Instagram Scammers About Their Plot to Steal Blue-Check Accounts

Here’s what I learned DM’ing with fake copyright phishers

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Every month, a couple accounts contact me on Instagram, say they work for the platform, and threaten to delete my handle unless I click on bogus URLs designed to collect my personal information. As far as I can tell, they’re after one…