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Bought an Instagram 'one word' account... advice please

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by ScreamingMidget, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. ScreamingMidget

    ScreamingMidget Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I've read on another thread that if you buy an IG account, the owner can simply contact IG and get the account back if they have proof they created it. That sounds insane, but if it's true...

    I do have an account that I created myself, so would it be wise to change the name of that account to something random and then straight away change the name of the account I created to that 1 word?

    The account I bought has only around 60 followers, so it's the username that I've bought, really.
     
  2. ruler2020

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    Yes i own one word accounts too, I created it early in 2011 but quit after a month, recently I came back to Instagram in 2015 and I saw someone had hacked my account and was using my name

    I Filed in a report for hacked and within 3 days i had my name back on a new account , its really simple and easy to obtain the name back.
     
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    The name back, or the account?

    They are 2 different things. If someone buys an account and changes the handle/username, then surely they'd only get the account back?
     
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    I got the name back , Instagram put it on a brand new account
     
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    Any idea what happened to the account that actually had that username at the time?
     
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    I have no idea to be honest
     
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    Change your username? Idk if that's the smartest move, if it's a really rare name, i'd be paranoid there's some people using some kind of bot or script to find 1 word usernames and as soon as it becomes available, they automatically gets it somehow...
     
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    Yes, that's always a possibility.
     
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    why didn't they simply give you your old account back?

    obviously two accs can't have the same username at the same time, so if he got the username back on a new account, the old hacked one must have been disabled, i can't see any other way