Heads Up! Owners of Rare Instagram and Twitter Handles Are Being Targeted by SWAT Raids, Threats

Owners of coveted Instagram and Twitter handles are getting harassed by anonymous assailants who are bombarding them with threatening text messages and even calling in SWAT raids on their houses, according to a report.

Rare Instagram and Twitter handles, which can sell for thousands of dollars, are coveted by brands and influencers.

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People looking to control or flip the usernames can harass their current owners, including by tracking down their addresses so they can threaten the owners and their families, Insider reported on Sunday.

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