October 20, 2021

BEWARE! Scammers using social media platforms to prey on young adults | News

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — The social media platform Instagram is now being used by scammers to prey on young adults, eager to become “influencers.”

“I’m not a huge prominent figure on Instagram, I’m just a regular person,” said Alexandria Kennedy, who said she was scammed.

Kennedy never thought she could become victim of an online crime.

“I got a comment, saying, would I like to be a brand ambassador for this business?” said Kennedy.

A company on Instagram promised Kennedy big discounts on clothing, and in return, the Georgia State sophomore says they asked her to promote what she bought of social media as their “brand ambassador.” Kennedy thought it was a good deal, and bought items from the company.

“I never got a shipping confirmation or…

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