For weeks, users on Instagram have complained about recurring invitations in groups. Dangerous bots can appear behind it.
Typically, the invitation is accompanied by pictures of young women and a prompt to click a button. If you track the senders back, you will find accounts of young women without contributions and subscribers. As can be read on various media portals, Instagram users have received such requests every day in recent weeks.
Millions of fake accounts are blocked every day during registration. When asked whether it is known who or what is behind the group inquiries, there was no answer.
Links In Invitations Can Collect Data
News Portals Also Warn Against Group Invitations
Links can be hidden behind the invitations, under which data is collected and resold for advertising. Users could also be redirected to websites with pornographic content. In the latter case, you can even make yourself unintentionally punishable.
Bots Are Supposed To Resell Private Data For Money
Experts could imagine that automated profiles are hidden behind the profiles. The bots are mainly focused on collecting data or encouraging users to click dubious links. Entire organizations from abroad are often hidden behind these invitations on Instagram, which then save the data in the background and resell them for money.
Instagram Has Not Yet Tackled The Problem
The social network knows about the problem, but has not yet tackled it. The platform, the likes of which are now even to be abolished, would have to improve the spam filter without deleting active profiles from normal users. It is very tedious.
In fact, accepting the group invitation can make you an accomplice. Groups with content should therefore be reported to the police immediately. In order not to get caught in the bot trap, you should never accept the group invitations. Blocking the users doesn’t help in most cases.