A little after 7:42 back with a spreading scheme. Young fans targeted when they visit their favorite celebrities' instagram pages and ripped off in an instant. Mara schiavocampo explains what's going... See More
A little after 7:42 back with a spreading scheme. Young fans targeted when they visit their favorite celebrities' instagram pages and ripped off in an instant. Mara schiavocampo explains what's going on. Reporter: It's the social networking site where filtered photos and selfies abound. But this morning, reports that instagram may also be fertile ground for insta-scams. Experts say digital she wases are targeting young instagram users who follow or check out pics posted by popular celebs like Kim Kardashian ultimately stealing their money. Two of the very popular scams right now are celebrity photos and get rich quick schemes. Reporter: Here's how it works. Cyberthieves post promises of big bucks in the comment section that accompanies celeb posted picsome. This one posted under one of beyonce's photos says, make 2,000 to 10,000 in 20 minutes with a phone number to call. So what happens if you dial in? ABC affiliate kbue found out. What's going on, bro? Reporter: Like many scams it involves reload packs to refill prepaid deb dit cards with cash. The scammer asks for the security P.I.N. On the back of those reload cards and tells them they'll add money digitally just by adding a few zeros to the amount already on the card. If I ad a zero to that it's going to change from hundreds into thousands. You hack in and add a zero. Right, basically. Is this legal? It's, it's, it's, I want to say it's not totally illegal, bro. Like you're not gonna get caught or anything. Reporter: Once the scammer has the bin number they don't add money, they take it all and disappear. It's money that adds up. Now, instagram was not immedia immediately available for comment but in their terps of use, they do say they're not responsible for content posted on the site and a lot of people don't report these things because they don't want to admit they were trying to do something wrong so they keep quiet. It's not totally illegal because you won't get caught. The new standard. That's really safe. Bottom line, don't give your P.I.N. To anyone ever. Thanks, Mara. Coming up the college
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