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Fake followers all of the sudden

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by pete0121, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. pete0121

    pete0121 Newbie

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    Has anyone else experienced a wave of fake followers following people on Instagram ? I've never had a problem with fake followers until recently and now I have tons of them following me daily. I don't know how to make it stop or why all of the sudden I am getting them. My account just reached almost 50k with real followers. Is it related to the account getting bigger so now it gets noticed by fake follower accounts ? What is the point of these zombie accounts that follow people. For what ?

    Any good tools out there to determine an accurate number of fake followers ?
     
  2. Gallag97

    Gallag97 Junior Member

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    happens t me too, I'm also trying to figure out how to fix it.
     
  3. zenaly

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    I noticed it today, with a 15k acct i got 600 followers all of a sudden and they are all fake ones..
     
  4. pete0121

    pete0121 Newbie

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    It's strange because they are not spam bots. They don't write anything or do anything. I don't even understand the point of these fake accounts or what value they provide to the owners of the accounts
     
  5. pete0121

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    I was also wondering if there are maybe certain hash tags that these fake accounts troll and then follow certain accounts that use those hash tags
     
  6. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    LOL, the Follow Liker army here on BHW found your account.

    Not really!

    It happens to many of us. Indian, Indonesian or Turks just warming up their accounts. They'll follow mid to large accounts so that they look human for later on.
    Then, they'll start adding some photos, do some likes, etc.
     
  7. multicolouredhat

    multicolouredhat Regular Member

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    happening with me too.
     
  8. leadsmarketcom

    leadsmarketcom Newbie

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    I've always wondered about the fake accounts on Instagram. I think a lot of the fake accounts will start posting pictures soon. More than likely those pictures will be provocative pictures of women to generate a lot of volume.
     
  9. Taken

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    Yeaha I noticed it today too. Got around 200 fake additonal followers. This has been happening the past few days I believe
     
  10. pete0121

    pete0121 Newbie

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    I'm still getting hundreds per day. Still wondering if other people are dealing with this and what they are doing to remedy it if anything
     
  11. zenaly

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    It still continues, maybe it's because i have several pictures on top of the hastags
     
  12. JokerSEO

    JokerSEO Power Member

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    Has been happening for a while, not sure what triggers it but most likely some people just noticed your account and added them to their bot lists