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Scam targets young Instagram users

Investigators are warning about a scam targeting young Instagram users.
Investigators are warning about a scam targeting young Instagram users.

The con involves photos celebrities post on the social media app and comments made by fake fans trying to lure users into stealing their money.

A Texas teen said she noticed enticing comments while checking out one of Kim Kardashian's Instagram pictures. It said, "Real people -- making real money guaranteed,' with a phone number to call.

She didn't call, but a news reporter did.

The cyber thief tried to trick the reporter into buying a pre-paid debit card.

Experts say the rule of thumb is, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
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