Written by 1.02010 on February 20, 2020
New Jersey Instagram influencer along with nine others was arrested for scamming $1.5 million from their followers offering ‘legal money’
In a report by Gizmodo, 22-year-old Kayla Massa and her nine accomplices convinced their followers to give them bank account details in order to file fraudulent checks and stolen money orders. Authorities say Massa who went under the Instagram handles kayg0ldi and theonlykayg0ldi collected bank account details from 45 out of 345,000 followers. She would attract her victims by posting cash in her Instagram stories and say she could help “legally” obtain money by using their account to deposit funds for a tax writeoff. It’s amazing that people still trust so many IG accounts, that they share their banking information so casually. The victims would give Massa or one of her friends their bank details along with a debit card. The scammers would deposit the stolen money orders or fraudulent checks into the accounts and use the debit cards to buy more money orders then blocked the victims on Instagram. Please don’t be the next person to get scammed on Instagram!