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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:00 PM

Just received an email that my Instagram password had been changed.

I had done nothing, downloaded Instagram about a year ago, and have a few folks work I visit there. I don't post. What's up?

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Reply Just received an email that my Instagram password had been changed. (Original post)
LuckyLib Jul 31 OP
lpbk2713 Jul 31 #1
mikeysnot Jul 31 #3
MontanaMama Jul 31 #2
LuckyLib Jul 31 #6
katmondoo Jul 31 #7
MontanaMama Jul 31 #9
Hav Jul 31 #4
Lemonwurst Jul 31 #5
pandr32 Jul 31 #8

Response to LuckyLib (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:03 PM

1. Go to Instagram and try to log in with the old password.



Avoid any emails that want to confirm your password or any other account info.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:05 PM

3. Spear Phishing

scams, you do not know how many clients mess I have had to clean up because of this.

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Response to LuckyLib (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:04 PM

2. We're you hacked?

Respond to the email that you didnít change your password. Then, if you can, change your password. You might also change your email password.

My Amazon account was hacked back in March. Im still dealing with the fallout from that.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:10 PM

6. It's a no response email, but gives a link to "if you didn't request this"

which is a dead/removed site.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:49 PM

7. I was hacked about a week ago, I cannot access my Amazon account.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:10 PM

9. I've had to abandon the amazon account

Iíve had for 10 years. I keep it just so I can refer to my order history but I canít use it. Every time I log in thereís 30+items in my cart that total thousands of dollars...just waiting for my credit card to be entered. Iíve changed passwords, use two step authentication and it just keeps happening. I opened a second Amazon account with a new email and it has not been a smooth ride either. If you ever are able to access your account, I recommend never keeping a credit card on file with Amazon.

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Response to LuckyLib (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:06 PM

4. Depends on further content of the mail and whether it's from a legitimate source

Could be something like a phishing attempt if it demands an action from you by logging in while it redirects you to another site.
As a general rule, never use any links from a mail you received, only the official links. I assume you can still change/test the password yourself.

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Response to LuckyLib (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:08 PM

5. Often a scam Email

Try signing in with the same password you had, but definitely not by clicking on a link from that Email. Use a fresh browser and Instagramís own signin page.

If it works, and it probably will, that Email was a scam to get you to provide personal info to some shady group. Often these groups harvest personal data and resell it in large sets to actual criminals.

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Response to LuckyLib (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:01 PM

8. Don't fall for it

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