Change your emails and reset your passwords. Someone may be trying to get into your accounts. Was this message through email or in app? Even if it’s from email check if it’s actually Instagram themselves.
@Thandir Changing the OG email to a new one to cause trouble later on with people ‘Help, I cant access my account anymore blablabla’. The only useful thing although it seems like someone might just be automating these ‘forget passwords’ would be to change the password of your email (if you feel like you’re at risk and the IG password but then again as said above 2FA should be safe). Changing contact info will cause trouble later on for sure.
Check the email from which is send. Is it really some of the IG official emails. Also if someone types your username and tries to input some random passwords without success, get prompt "did you forget your password, do you want to change it could send that email, even if you didn’t ask for it. That is just a few ways of scammers try to get to your account. Lots of people don’t even check for it just click yes which allows them to change password, log in and then change email so goodby to your account. If you didn’t ask for it just skip email and forget about it. But always check from which email you get anything that includes your accounts.
Its been a while since i “change password” or even do the “forget password” thing. But it goes something like this:
Once they/you enter the wrong password they get prompt that said something like this “Did you forget your password. Do you want to change it.” Once they/you click “Yes” it said, “An email is sent to (example) firstname.lastname@example.org or yahoo or whatever you used.”
That’s why you get an email from the official IG email. If you ignore it than your safe.
Imagine how many ppl don’t understand and they just click change. Most scammers are relying on ppl lack of knowledge about IG and try to exploit it. Now, I’m not exactly sure are they possible to change your password even if you click, because you are the one who gets the “enter new password” prompt once you click on that link, but they do have some way of doing it.
Advice for anyone who will read this: If you ever get in a situation where you get the email that includes your profiles, not just IG, always check the source of the email, then if you didn’t do anything to ask for a change or update or anything else, don’t click it. Just ignore it or delete it.
you check in the instagram app if the mails are sent from instagram itself or from a third party scammer. I received > 50 mails during the last 48 hours about password reset and they are all legit and from instagram. There is someone bruteforcing or whatever he is trying… glad I have 2FA