Michelle Tea

Instagram is an ideal platform for creatives, but its consumer protections are questionable at best. Cloned and hijacked accounts remain a major issue, especially when it comes to accounts focused on non-mainstream spirituality.

This week, author Michelle Tea told us about a scammer who tried to make a quick buck on the strength of her hard-earned reputation and skill reading Tarot. She managed to reclaim her identity by getting verified, but she’s one of a very lucky few and only because she was an established author.

In addition to Michelle’s story, you can hear the first installment of a segment we’re calling “The Tin Foil Swan,” where we give you a practical take-away to make yourself more cybersecure.

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