Well I've recently crossed paths with a sociopath unbeknownst to me on Instagram. I run a page in the personal niche and a few months back I noticed a particular user was consistently engaging my most active followers, which turned into him copying my picture, same pose, clothes, smoking the same brand cigarettes. Alright cool, no biggie; I'm confident enough in myself to not feel as if someone trying to imitate me would be a threat. Infact, I tried to look at it as a good thing in one small way as they same imitation is the highest form of flattery. Well, long story short, I have been succumb to poison account attacks (someone makes/pay for hundreds of fake very very low quality spammy account to follow you, engage with all your content and engage with your followers aswell, therefore lowering the status of your account to extremely limited). I grew 700 followers in the 3 days prior to this, it's been a few days now and I am losing followers from lack of growth and blocking these "death" account. Is there anyway I can combat this, is there any chance my profile is "gone for good" or too infected with these accounts (there are hundreds of "free follower" and very low quality accounts engaging with all of my real followers), is there any way I could stop this attack or steps I can take to restore my account status. So much work down the drain, just because someone decided stealing my entire identity and all of my followers wasn't good enough, they had to destroy my account as well. Should I return the attack or do you think I'd be better off cutting my losses. Any advice/input would be appreciated. TL;DR: Someone is copying my entire instagram account, engaging all of my followers and sending hundreds of "Free Follower" type low quality account to my profile and completely degraded and limited my account. Is there anything I can do? Also, retaliation is possibility does anyone know where I could buy some of these low quality accounts?