Better Business Bureau Warns Instagram Users of Scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning users of the social media platform, Instagram, of a reported scam.

Several instagram users have reported incidents where a friend tagged them in a photo with a post called “Ugly List 2016” In the notification, there’s a link to see the full post. Users click on it, and it leads to a page that appears to be the Instagram log in. You need to enter your username and password before you can see the “Ugly List.”

It’s a way for scammers to steal usernames and passwords. Once scammers have your account info, they will hack your Instagram and tag your followers in new “Ugly List” posts, perpetuating the con and stealing more information.

Tips to avoid this include: If it seems suspicious, do an online search. If it’s a scam, chances are that other victims have posted complaints and information online, and Hover over a link to see its true destination. Before you click, mouseover the link to see where it will take you. Don’t click on links leading to unfamiliar websites.

To find out more about other scams, check out BBB Scam Stopper (