Because there are so many teams in robotics, simply posting a story on Instagram will not do enough. This is important enough where I am willing to set aside my time to discuss this to people who are using the social media to promote their robotics and teams. I want some people to be more aware of what they do.
- Do not click links you do not know of
- If you believe the link is safe and you do click it, NEVER input a password even in the slightest speculation. Websites will never ask for passwords twice unless you are in a website’s settings.
This is what is prompted, and it is easy to tell this is a scam due to the bottom of the link being uncentered, the random shifts in color of the white background, and the poor quality text. But even if it was perfectly believable, just avoid typing passwords twice or else you’re risking your account. As an addition two factor authentication is your best friend. Stay safe guys, so far I’ve seen 7 accounts on Instagram that fell for this, and I am pretty certain you will likely find yourself with the same messages seen above.