Victim Location 52002
Type of a scam Online Purchase
This scam is run by the Instagram page @officialherteam, but its former usernames are @thebossbabesco as of August 4, 2020 and @officialgirlsinc on August 31, 2020 according to Instagram’s About This Account feature. Their website is officialherteam.com. A bot account messaged me on Instagram saying they were looking for ambassadors and models, they liked my account and told me to message the main @officialherteam account if I was interested. I have less than 200 followers, I haven’t posted since June, and I’m not trying to be an influencer. It seemed fishy, but I wanted to verify. So, I messaged the account and a person named “Sophia” responded and told me about the “company.” They offered a discount code for me customized to my Instagram username to buy something with the promise to feature pictures I take of their merchandise on their Instagram page. There were several red flags. They should have hundreds of posts a day on their Instagram page sharing pictures their ambassadors/models send them if they’re keeping good on their promise to everyone. I googled the company and there are several blogs saying it’s a scam where they spoke with “Sophia,” were offered a code, made an order, but never received their order and their attempts to reach customer service were ignored. Furthermore, their merch is sold on a variety of other sites. They also claim on their site that they donate proceeds of their sales to charity, but don’t identify which charities they work with. When I asked which charities they work with, the person ignored the question and tried to entice me with an “extra secret gift” if I messaged them my order number now.