How To Protect You And Your Audience From Instagram Scams

On Instagram, there are more scams happening every day than you could’ve thought about. And that’s why it’s absolutely necessary for you to know how to protect yourself and your audience from them.

When you will, they’re going to see the effort…stop being annoyed when seeing that your comment section and responses are free of any spam messages, and way more.

And that’s why today, I’m going to share with you how to protect you and your audience from Instagram scams.

So, are you ready to begin? If so, let’s dive in…

Filter Offensive Words In Comments

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Filtering offensive words in your comment sections is one of the best ways to fight Instagram scams.

When you go to comment settings, tap on the “manage custom word list”, then tap on “manage list”, and next add words and phrases that you want to trigger when somebody uses them…so that Instagram instantly hides the comment.

It’s super fast and simple.

Just every time you see a spammy comment made by an automation bot or some person, you can just add the iconic phrase that is similar in those comments to the custom word list and the comments will be automatically hidden the next time somebody uses the phrase.

Yes, it requires a few seconds of your time, but it is more than worth it in the long term.

But now, let’s look on another way how to protect you and your audience from Instagram scams.

Filter Spam Words In DMs

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Another thing that you can do is to use the custom words and phrases to filter your DMs. That’s right! Anytime somebody messages you and it has some phrase you written down in it, the DM is going to be hidden.

And based on how many spam messages promoting some Instagram scams you get, you know how this can be useful.

Also, Instagram itself is trying to fight scams and that is why they are filtering messages that seem promotional into hidden requests.

So, that’s another way you can do it.

Block All Spammers

Another thing that you want to consistently do is blocking all of the spammers consistently. The more consistently you’re going to block them…the fewer people and bots will have the ability to spam your comments and DMs with messages promoting scams.

Even though this might be an obvious tip, use it to fight Instagram scams continuously because it works.


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Published by filipkonecny

Filip Konecny is an elite entrepreneur, marketer, and author of 5 marketing books who helps tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and marketers in over 80+ countries get new customers, grow their businesses online, and make their voices heard. He has reached over 8,000,000+ entrepreneurs, built a following of tens of thousands of people, and been featured and written for some of the top marketing blogs like Jeff Bullas, Bulk.ly, and Social Champ. Filip has entrepreneurship in his heart and believes that if you sell a product or service that helps people and makes this world better, it’s your DUTY to make your voice heard, sell it, and change the world. And he’s here to show you do that.

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