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Instagram warns users about a new scam that tries to steal your login details by faking a 'copyright violation'

  •  Instagram has warned users about the copyright scam on Twitter
  • It claims a copyright violation has been detected in a post on your account
  • It prompts you to click on a link to 'give feedback', and asks for your login details
  • Instagram has advised that users should not click on the link or reply

With over one billion active users, Instagram is without a doubt one of the most popular social media apps around the world.

But if you use Instagram, make sure you're wary of any unusual messages in your DMs.

Instagram has warned users about a new scam that is circulating that tries to steal your login details by faking a 'copyright violation.'

While the message appears to be from the 'Instagram Copyright Help Centre', Instagram has confirmed that it will never DM users about copyright violations, and advises that users should not click or reply on any links in the messages.
 

The social media app also warned users to be wary of any emails that appear to be from Instagram.

Thankfully, if you ever receive an email that appears to be from Instagram, there's an easy way to check if it's legitimate.

Simply open the Instagram app, and tap on Settings > Security > Emails from Instagram.

You'll then be able to see any security and login emails sent from Instagram in the last 14 days.



Instagram also advises turning on two-factor authentication to boost the security on your account.

It said: 'Two-factor authentication is a security feature. If you set up two-factor authentication, you'll be asked to enter a special login code or confirm your login attempt each time someone tries accessing Instagram from a device we don't recognise.'

To activate it, tap on Settings > Security > Two-factor authentication, and select whether you'd like to use an authentication app, or be sent a text message every time you login to your account. 

 

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