What can I do if someone is impersonating me on Instagram?
Instagram takes safety seriously and so do I. The safety of The Travel Mom community is key to its success and we will not stand for any bad actors trying to ruin our community and kindness!
Instagram has verified The Travel Mom account, as has Facebook. While they are the same company, they have different reporting policies and procedures, and I need your help in reporting fake accounts you find online or who contact you.
How can you tell if it’s a fake account?
First, look for the blue checkmark in my profile (see picture. above). If you don’t see it in their profile, then it’s not me. Second, I will never ask you for credit card information or payment for anything. The trips I give away are free. And they will always be that way. I announce the winners of my weekly vacation giveaways via video which is posted on both my Facebook and Instagram channels. I may reach out to you beforehand to confirm your entry, but it will be via direct message, the account will have a blue checkmark, and I won’t ask for money ever.
Over the past 20 years, Emily Kaufman, known as The Travel Mom, has built a loyal and engaged community of travel enthusiasts who watch her weekly on national TV shows as Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, The Steve Harvey Show, CNN, local TV stations, and online for the latest travel news, tips, and giveaways. Emily engages the community offline as well through experiential events, including The Travel Mom Weekend Getaways. The Travel Mom is a 360-degree media brand that touches TV, digital, and experiential all in one.