A new Instagram con has people worried. People are reporting unusual messages from random Instagram accounts that follow the same misleading script. In the scam, users receive a message from a stranger who claims to have edited their photos. The scammer always says, "this took me three hours to make" . Then the person drops a link that's supposed to lead to the edited photos. The link is actually a trick to get access to your Instagram account — never click the link!. By Facebook's definition, the "hours to make" scam would be categorized as a "phishing scam"