Scammer fooled Instagram into believing its own boss is dead by sending them a fake obituary

  • Instagram locked the head of the platform out of his own account after a scammer sent a fake obituary claiming Adam Mosseri had passed away.
  • Instagram will thereafter prevent anyone logging into a memorialized account and making changes to photos and will slap the word ‘Remembering’ next to the profile’s name.
  • The scammer shared with Motherboard their e-mail exchange with Instagram’s tech support team, in which they appear to have all too easily passed off a fake obituary in the name of Adam Mosseri on his gullible staff.
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