There have been numerous reports this week of “random texts” being sent to account holders asking them to reset their password. The message is not from Instagram – and is likely to be a new phishing scam designed to steal user passwords and access their accounts, the Mirror reports.
Why am I getting password reset from Instagram?
I’m receiving a password reset email for the wrong Instagram account. If you’re receiving a password reset email for the wrong account, it’s likely that the account you’re trying to log into was registered with a different email address.
Why do I keep getting password reset requests?
If someone keeps trying to request a password reset, your email address can be fetched by malware, phishing emails, or attacking Internet sites. Run anti-virus/anti-malware scans on your computer. Make sure not to post your email address publicly or subscribe to suspicious web pages.
Why do I keep getting emails from Instagram about my password?
Well, the most common theory is that although the emails are official, they are being triggered by an unknown user who is essentially spam-clicking the reset password email associated with a username they desire.
How do I retrieve my password?
- Visit Forgot Password.
- Enter either the email address or username on the account.
- Select Submit.
- Check your inbox for a password reset email.
- Click on the URL provided in the email and enter a new password.
Will Instagram lock you out for wrong password?
A temporary lock on Instagram lasts indefinitely. The lock will be lifted after you’ve entered a correct code or if your “My Instagram account has been deactivated” submission is successful.
Will Microsoft ask you for your password?
Microsoft will never ask for your password in email, so never reply to any email asking for any personal information, even if it claims to be from Outlook.com or Microsoft.
Why did I get a password reset email?
A password reset email means someone entered your ID into a login page and clicked the “I forgot my password” link or equivalent. Alternately, the email could simply be spam.
Do you get an email when someone tries to log into your Instagram?
Instagram will notify you via email about “suspicious activity” on your account in some cases. Instagram has a few security methods to help you protect your account.
Who is using my Instagram?
To find out who’s watching, load up Instagram and go to your Profile. Then tap then Menu and go into Settings. From there, you’ll want to tap Security and then Login Activity. This is your hub for everyone login on your account, and is the best way to spot a snooper.
Why is Amazon forcing me to change my password?
The e-mail sent to affected users said that the company had “recently discovered that your [Amazon] password may have been improperly stored on your device or transmitted to Amazon in a way that could potentially expose it to a third party,” according to ZDNet.
How can I recover my forgotten Gmail password?
Change your password
- On your Android phone or tablet, open your device’s Settings app Google. Manage your Google Account.
- At the top, tap Security.
- Under “Signing in to Google,” tap Password. You might need to sign in.
- Enter your new password, then tap Change Password.
How do I get into my phone when I forgot my password?
Android 4.4 and Below
To find this feature, first enter an incorrect pattern or PIN five times at the lock screen. You’ll see a “Forgot pattern,” “forgot PIN,” or “forgot password” button appear. Tap it. You’ll be prompted to enter the username and password of the Google account associated with your Android device.