I hear People talk about how they get scammed on Instagram, I didn’t really think that one day that will be my Story too. You will think the first time it happened to me I would learn my lesson but no I didn’t, you can’t actually blame me because I’m a business Woman and I have to do Business whether it’s risky or not.
I’m actually doing this post not because I need pity but because a part of me really want to help anyone who really needs it so They won’t make the same mistakes I made.
Let me start from the first time I got scammed, I was really trying to grow my followers and I met this guy who was ready to help me, the funny thing was that He said He wanted to do it for me for free. Yes you heard me right.. I said Free!! Who actually does anything for free on Instagram if you actually think of it, I trusted Him. I met Him from a blogging group which I joined, I was not even thinking it was ever going to happen to me. I never thought I would loose all my followers.
I remember giving Him my password and username, and before I knew it Instagram is sending me messages to confirm login and I confirmed it without even thinking, the guy was so good mehn.. He knew every process. He even told me to go to my email that Instagram would send me a message to confirm everything, I didn’t even think for a second, how did this guy know all this, obviously He had been scamming so many People.
I woke up the next day to see the very shocking thing of my life, I went to my page to see that my page had disappeared, I practically remember typing my username 10 times to be sure I was not dreaming, I typed it over and over and there it was, my account had disappeared from the surface of the earth.
My Brother walked in like 10 minutes with so much joy in His eyes Chioma oo I have reached 10,000 followers, I have never felt like taken a Phone to smash on the Floor before, but that day it came to my mind. I was a little bit Jealous, I felt like taken my Brother’s Phone and smashing it on the Floor, I was so jealous, how can it be that my Brother who I thought everything about Instagram has gotten more followers than me, and now I don’t have an account talk more of followers sef.
I didn’t give up, I even used that energy and anger to start afresh.
I grew my account to above 10,000 followers in just 5 Months..
You will think I have learnt my lesson but no oo, fast forward to this Month, I got scammed again, this one was Money sef.. Payed someone to do Business for me and just like that the guy disappeared from the planet. All I did was laugh, it was so funny, I didn’t want to cry because from experience Crying does not solve anything.
I still used that energy to startup my online Business whether I had the things I needed or not, I still started. I know you are expecting me to tell you not to trust anyone on social media, yeah you should not, but my Brothers and Sisters when it comes to Business you must take risk, you must let go of the thoughts that everyone will scam you and still trust and take the risk.
If I was still concerned about the first account where the first guy scammed me, I won’t have found my present Business Manager, She manages my Instagram account. She is really doing a good job managing my Business Page, People also take risk and pay me to influence their product, so you must always be ready to take risk, be prayerful, most times the reason we jump into things like this is because we are so desperate, so we need to trust that God will direct our step to the right People, and when you feel like the Person would cheat you, don’t jump into it.
Never give up, if you have been scammed before, keep pushing, keep doing Business. One day your hustle will pay