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Tigerpants

Major Ratslayer
Was this today? Is this the jerk that tried to con you? I don’t trust anyone anymore!!
Hi Sabrina, it was the guy who hacked and stole our corporate instagram then tried to sell it back to me for £4000.

He said he was Turkish and our account was transferred into Turkish language before he disabled it, however the number is from a USA SIM.

So either than he was on a vpn in Turkey with a false CLI ( caller line identification) - his number was visible as the number I posted OR he is Turkish on a USA sim but where??

I've put a call out on FB to US friends and colleagues as I would like to see if that call rings, does he pick up if its within the US as he has history from that same number so doesn't appear to be a burner phone.
 
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Sabrina

Major Ratslayer
Hi Sabrina, it was the guy who hacked and stole our corporate instagram then tried to sell it back to me for £4000.

He said he was Turkish and our account was transferred into Turkish language before he disabled it, however the number is from a USA SIM.

So either than he was on a vpn in Turkey with a false CLI ( caller line identification) - his number was visible as the number I posted OR he is Turkish on a USA sim but where??

I've put a call out on FB to US friends and colleagues as I would like to see if that call rings, does he pick up if its within the US as he has history from that same number so doesn't appear to be a burner phone.
I understand that’s disgusting I think mine at one time had a USA SIM card disgusting .. I’m gonna call this number it says North Carolina not far from me , I’ll see
 

Wiser

Major Ratslayer
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MH007

Administrator
Staff member
Hi Sabrina, it was the guy who hacked and stole our corporate instagram then tried to sell it back to me for £4000.

He said he was Turkish and our account was transferred into Turkish language before he disabled it, however the number is from a USA SIM.

So either than he was on a vpn in Turkey with a false CLI ( caller line identification) - his number was visible as the number I posted OR he is Turkish on a USA sim but where??

I've put a call out on FB to US friends and colleagues as I would like to see if that call rings, does he pick up if its within the US as he has history from that same number so doesn't appear to be a burner phone.
@Bensalem is there any way for Tiger to get her original Instagram account back?

MH x
 

Bensalem

Major Ratslayer
@Bensalem is there any way for Tiger to get her original Instagram account back?

MH x
If It's linked to her Phone Number, or if she's provided a piece of ID in the past for verification .. then it should very possible.
Remember, Facebook, Instagram receive millions of requests to get access to certain accounts, 90% of these requests are not coming from the real owners that's why it's becoming more difficult.

Hopefully, she has her phone linked to it ..

As I've seen, the Hacker happens to be one of the Turks, these guys are nasty F#ckers
 

MH007

Administrator
Staff member
If It's linked to her Phone Number, or if she's provided a piece of ID in the past for verification .. then it should very possible.
Remember, Facebook, Instagram receive millions of requests to get access to certain accounts, 90% of these requests are not coming from the real owners that's why it's becoming more difficult.

Hopefully, she has her phone linked to it ..

As I've seen, the Hacker happens to be one of the Turks, these guys are nasty F#ckers
Thank you Bensalem

@Tigerpants

MH x
 

Bensalem

Major Ratslayer
Good morning ladies

Mindfully aware of preserving my identity , always secure - I was ( my business) hacked last night at approx 6pm on my business instagram by Turkish males ( the cheeky f ers) who then rang me demanding I pay a huge fee to buy my own insta back.

I REFUSED so they wiped and deleted the account and 7 years of very very hard work and content.

I have also lost the 11,000 followers that took years to build, I am absolutely gutted and cried most of last night :Cry:

Be very careful, Covid is driving Cyber Crime much harder than usual x
I'm so sorry for what happened !!

How did this happen if I may ask ?? they must've been watching you and probably infecting your devices with something !! make sure to run and scan everything that has a gateway to the internet, including your own routers !! get it done right away !

The Turks are really becoming like a Cyber-Mafia, they've hacked a whole ISP company here in Greece .. you know they're not really good friends to the Greeks.

They've also tried to hack 2 Main Banks .. so be careful .

I hope that you've made an account verification over your Instagram .. it's where you find "Verify your account" in the settings, they'd ask you to send a piece of ID.
If your phone number is still linked to it, try to recover everything.. otherwise email the Instagram on [email protected]

If you're in the US or Canada, try to call them on this number (650) 543-4800 , I hope they'd help you out, because they receive too many inquiries and calls per day, so keep trying.
 

Tigerpants

Major Ratslayer
I'm so sorry for what happened !!

How did this happen if I may ask ?? they must've been watching you and probably infecting your devices with something !! make sure to run and scan everything that has a gateway to the internet, including your own routers !! get it done right away !

The Turks are really becoming like a Cyber-Mafia, they've hacked a whole ISP company here in Greece .. you know they're not really good friends to the Greeks.

They've also tried to hack 2 Main Banks .. so be careful .

I hope that you've made an account verification over your Instagram .. it's where you find "Verify your account" in the settings, they'd ask you to send a piece of ID.
If your phone number is still linked to it, try to recover everything.. otherwise email the Instagram on [email protected]

If you're in the US or Canada, try to call them on this number (650) 543-4800 , I hope they'd help you out, because they receive too many inquiries and calls per day, so keep trying.
They posed as Instagram, there was no virus infecting a device.
 

Bensalem

Major Ratslayer
They posed as Instagram, there was no virus infecting a device.
Exactly ! spammers then..

I hope you've successfully contacted Instagram through any channel..

But, If I may, I have a couple of questions.

1- You said that they posed as Instagram, through which Channel? Email or Phone or Text etc...?

2- What kind of information did you provide them with ? what have they asked for?


In general, Instagram and Facebook would never send emails except for notification emails and would never call over the phone unless it's a legal matter. All what they'd send is a Notification only or a sign near a button to inform you that there's something you need to check in a specific section.
 

Tigerpants

Major Ratslayer
Exactly ! spammers then..

I hope you've successfully contacted Instagram through any channel..

But, If I may, I have a couple of questions.

1- You said that they posed as Instagram, through which Channel? Email or Phone or Text etc...?

2- What kind of information did you provide them with ? what have they asked for?


In general, Instagram and Facebook would never send emails except for notification emails and would never call over the phone unless it's a legal matter. All what they'd send is a Notification only or a sign near a button to inform you that there's something you need to check in a specific section.
They are hackers not spammers
 
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Tigerpants

Major Ratslayer
Exactly ! spammers then..

I hope you've successfully contacted Instagram through any channel..

But, If I may, I have a couple of questions.

1- You said that they posed as Instagram, through which Channel? Email or Phone or Text etc...?

2- What kind of information did you provide them with ? what have they asked for?


In general, Instagram and Facebook would never send emails except for notification emails and would never call over the phone unless it's a legal matter. All what they'd send is a Notification only or a sign near a button to inform you that there's something you need to check in a specific section.
The Police are now involved in the investigation
 
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