CRIMINAL gangs are targeting so-called “Insta-bragging”

Inside the ‘Insta-bragging’ Bitcoin traders and influencers raided by gangs after flaunting wealth on social media

CRIMINAL gangs are targeting so-called “Insta-bragging” Bitcoin traders and influencers after they have flaunted their wealth on social media.

While many people cultivate an apparent opulent and glamorous lifestyle – wrapped in excessive wealth and abundant luxury – it can draw the attention of robbers as well as adoring fans.

Eleonora Incardona's social media was used by the criminals to break into her home

Eleonora Incardona’s social media was used by the criminals to break into her homeCredit: Instagram

Burglars targeted crypto trader Kieren Hamilton's home after posting flash pictures on social media.

Burglars targeted crypto trader Kieren Hamilton’s home after posting flash pictures on social media.Credit: Refer to Caption

Diletta Leotta was targeted as thugs studied her Instagram shots

Diletta Leotta was targeted as thugs studied her Instagram shotsCredit: Instagram / @dilettaleotta

Experts believe around 8 per cent of people could be targeted by criminals due to what they share on social media – even using picture to pick out loot, or to find entry points to people’s homes.

And meanwhile its believed 78 per cent of burglars use social media to case potential victims.

In the most high-profile case, Kim Kardashian was targeted while she was staying in a Paris apartment in October 2016.

The gang, dressed as cops, entered the apartment on Paris’ Rue Tronchet after unwittingly allowed into the complex by a concierge – apparently after the £3.5million engagement ring she had recently revealed on Instagram.

They broke in and then two of them held a gun at the reality TV star, before also tying her hands together and then locking her in a bathroom.

And Kim is by no means alone in getting targeted by the cruel crooks, with one of the most harrowing home invasions happening to influencer So Mei-yan.

She and her baby were tied up at knife point in a terrifying £400,000 robbery after she flaunted her wealth online.

She claimed three knife-wielding men burst into her Hong Kong home and tied her up along with her six-month-old son and his nanny in November 2020.

So Mei-yan is known to live a luxurious life in Hong Kong