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Anybody Have an Idea What Instagram Did to Make Instagress Shut Down?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Noah Hawryshko, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    So Instagress recently said "at request of Instagram" they had to shut down. Now obviously if somebody is making money off of something and somebody tries to shut them down, they'll do everything they can in their power to stay afloat and keep generating profit.

    Which begs the question, what exactly did Instagram do to get Instagress to shut down? I can't really think of any possible way that Instagram could have coerced Instagress to shut down but it obviously happened, so I was wondering if others had any ideas.
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    A few years ago Craigslist went after many different providers that offered automation, accounts, etc... sued and won for millions of dollars.

    Two guys I know personally got hit with 7 figure lawsuit losses.

    I am sure that IG is starting the process of stopping those that automate by doing the same thing.

    A C&D with some strong language and references to cases that CL won can make you change course if you are doing something similar.
     
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  3. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    So the users that just use the product just get bans .

    But the companys offering the bots will get court action ?

    Is there any rumers of this going to happen officially to known bots?

    Know that scary
     
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    They violate ig's API and tos it's simple. Plus they were using insta in their name (sued them for copyright too maybe)
     
  5. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    Just asking if there a api to use with Instagram , and it followed how can bot makers get sued?
     
  6. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Not just the companies... one of the guys I know was a user.

    I was also a user and for somewhere between 20 and 22 months I was doing 15k - 20K a month there until they contacted my monetization method network and got my accounts banned from there and they held well over 20K from me.
     
  7. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    So at any time no matter who you are you can lose or even get busted?
     
  8. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    Is this why advised to use a bot on a vps with private proxies...?
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Yeah, if you are breaking their ToS they can come after you.

    That is part of the deal with some of the things we do.
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    They can follow the money too... that is how I got hit.

    They did not know who I was but they complained, or maybe threatened the network I was using legal action as they were making money as well, and that caused my accounts to get shut down.
     
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    So that means the resedental method
    Useing home ip , is very risky to get home busted?
     
  12. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    Thank you mod for your honesty
    I have learned somethink there before falling down a big hole , cheers mate.....

    big cheers....
     
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    In most cases those companies won't sue users. They'll tell you to stop, ban your accs, whatever, but it's very unlikely they take legal action against a user. I guess chances are even smaller if you are not living in the US.
     
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    http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/20/15374080/instagram-bot-site-instagress-dead
    MassPlanner must've got a sales bump after this
     
  15. redarrow

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    You lot lesson to me .

    The mods in here are hardcore all i am saying they no there shit .

    So when your advised take it or
    Be a little boy and deal with the problams .

    When a mod tell me somethink that important i lession .

    Prison not nice place

    And trust me the mods on here look out for you so it all real and real talk .

    I am taking note ...
     
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    You won't go to prison - it is a civil matter.

    One of the two guys I know that got hit - lawsuit was $4,000,000.

    Provider.

    Other guy - $1,000,000.00

    User.
     
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    I trust you ,very thankfull in your advise .

    And others should be aswell .
     
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    What exactly did these guys do/offer?
     
  19. BassTrackerBoats

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    One sold accounts and the other spammed CL.