Instagram Scams and Hackings Trouble Jewelry's Social Media Users

Instagram Scams and Hackings Trouble Jewelry's Social Media Users

I'm no Gen Zer, but I still consider myself a proficient user of social media and thought I would easily recognize a spam account when I saw one Miele further details the frustrating process of getting the imposter removed: "After I saw what was happening, I told my followers and asked everyone to report the fake account Hundreds of people reported the account, but Instagram was not taking it down-I even received feedback from Instagram stating that they 'could not remove the account because it didn't violate any guidelines' This continued to go on for three to four days.

To make things more of a mess, the impersonator would change their handle every time I would tag them." That's disconcerting to hear-though perhaps not surprising-when users tend to expect some form of protection for their social media accounts "Among those recent victims is jewelry designer Nan Fusco, an artist out of Laguna Beach, Calif."I received a message through my Instagram account telling me I had copyright violations, which would result in them removing my account," says Fusco Here's the thing about Nan's Instagram account, and many others in our industry: It isn't just about the photos, just about the followers.

At a time when everyone is connecting via social media more so than in person, our accounts are precious to us-high follower count or not, private or public Last summer, after a high-profile Twitter hacking, I shared some tips on securing your social media accounts. . Source

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