An elaborate Instagram hoax is scamming influencers after luring them to Indonesia

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A scam is making the rounds in the Instagram influencer and photography community, and it’s so elaborate that you can understand why people fell for it.

Someone purporting to be Wendi Deng Murdoch, the former wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is fleecing thousands of dollars from hundreds of unsuspecting Instagram influencers and photographers.

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The scam begins when “Wendi” contacts the photographer from an email with the domain dengmurdoch.com, professing to be impressed with their work, and that they got their details from someone reputable in the industry. Read more…

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