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IG phone verifications and bans

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by snowhawk, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. snowhawk

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    Ok, so I just found this brilliant forum and hoped to have found it earlier. I was reading a bit and see there´s many people using automation in IG with far more experience than me, so I was wondering to explain my situation in case it help other people and perhaps someone can give me a bit of advice.

    Ok so I had one aged personal account (almost 4 years) and started using Instagress like 6 months ago. The only problem I had is once an API reset and having to reconnect the bot but nothing else. I was using it in fast speed for the several months with no problem.

    Ok so the problems came when I brilliantly decided to start building new accounts with other themes. I made like 7 new accounts (yes with the same phone...). I started slowly uploading pictures and building the accounts manually as a real one with many pictures. I created them like in 3 days. I started using Instagress in some of them slowly. Some of them connected well. And in the last 4 or so it asked me to verify the phone with a code just when connecting to the Instagress bot server. And yes, newbie of me I puut the same phone number for all those new accounts. Didnt had problems and for 4 or 5 days the bots were running. But suddenly some accounts made me verify the phone. And later on the email. But everything was more or less fine after that.

    The real problem came when I built one more new account. I built it really fast uploaded like 12 pictures did some interaction. And after that immediately I tried to connect it with Instagress (not starting any activity) It popped the phone verification. I put the code in the phone in that IG account. And immediately got permanently deleted for violating the terms and conditions. Ok so then I got really scared that my phone was flagged or something. Because I have that phone verified in other accounts that have been running for days. So my fears kind of confirmed today. When accessing one of the other accounts from my phone today it popped the phone verification (same phone as the banned account) and then when introducing the code it immediately deleted my account (which was running for days with real interaction and many photos and comments of real people). So now I´m freaking out to be honest.

    So the thing is this: I still have 5 accounts running which took quite an effort. I dont want to lose them. But in some of them or perhaps in all of them (not sure) I already have this phone number verified. In one of them I opened now it popped the phone verification with this "flagged" phone already written. I havent done anything yet. But whats my best option for not losing the rest of the accounts? Can I change now the phone to a new one to make the phone verification? Are they going to delete it no matter what I do because they have stored this phone number with other accounts?

    Also my aged personal account the API was resetted today. It didnt asked me to verify the phone and I checked there´s no phone yet registered in this account. But this personal account of 4 years which is related to my business will be a huge drama to lose it. It is connected and running but in order to use the bot I should reconnect the API again and hence it may pop phone verification?

    I dont know what to do. How can I save this 5 accounts that are related to this phone number. What do I do with the one asking for phone verification on this exact phone number as they one deleted this morning? Is there any chance on recovering the one deleted today?

    Sorry for all the questions but if anyone gives some insight I´m really thankful. And it may help others inexperienced like me who has probably made many mistakes in the last few days...

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Tomski030

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    A new/other phone number should do the trick, when it asks for phone verification.
     
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  4. snowhawk

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    Ok Tomski thank you very much for that! I´ll try to get a family member new phone there. You think I can change the phone on the accounts where I already have it (before it pops the verification?) with no problem? Should I put one new phone number per account I guess? You think I can reconnect the API on my old account with no risk?

    Also any way of trying to recover my banned account? or is it impossible?
     
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  5. envisioned

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    yes, it is possible to recover your banned account. just try to login manually on your app and then you have the option to contact the support, which you should. after asking for a pic of u holding a paper with a certain number on it, they'll unblock your account in about 2-3 days. Do this if the account means something to you. :)
     
  6. snowhawk

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    Thanks so much for this! It will be amazing if I can recover it. Yes it means a lot because it was an account that I was making related to my business and I already had contact with many people I know personally through it. And will be awful to lose all this people who were already interacting with me. Any tips on what to say exactly or how should I approach to Instagram to recover it? Do you have to explain something? Also would this mean when they research that they could flag something of mine as suspicious phone number, device or find out clear bot activity? Also in case of recovering it is possible to do some botting in it or will be really supervised?

    Thanks so much for the help guys! I was really worried because all of this. I´ve put the phone of a friend in the other account and saved it for the moment....pffffew
     
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  7. envisioned

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    well, acting innocently works most of the times, so just apply and write whatever you wanna write. say something like you don't understand what happened and you got asked so many times for phone verification but that's actually your real number and that they should call you if they want to, or something like that. idk, whatever comes to your mind.

    After sending them the picture they'll probably unblock it. I'd recommend not botting straight away, use it manually for a couple of time and see if anything happens, if not, I'd say you're good to go. :D
     
  8. snowhawk

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    Thanks for all the help Envisioned you´re a rockstar! Thank! I´ll post what happens in the end
     
  9. snowhawk

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    Ok so I applied for getting back that account. I sent the photo with the white paper and handwritten code. Anyway the account was registered with the same phone number I have other accounts which are not banned... but had been using a bot. Now I realized, could be posssible that when a human looks into the account finds the other accounts under the same phone number? Could this end in them banning me the other accounts under this phone? Should I try to change the phone number of this accounts and do a verification before this happens or a human looks into this?

    Thanks!
     
  10. bartosimpsonio

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    Using the same phone nr. from other troubled accounts doesn't even require a human to raise flags. It's straight up asking to be banned.
     
  11. snowhawk

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    So should I try to change the phone number in the other accounts now? The other accounts are totally fine. But verified before this phone number got flagged...
     
  12. mediabuzz

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    Slow down read a bunch of posts about creating accounts with your phone and about decice ID and proxies.
    As far as what you've already done.. I'm guessing you made all those accounts on the same IP address so you left footprints from your previous accounts just do some reading in the instagram section and you'll know what to do next time.
     
  13. snowhawk

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    Ok, yes. You guessed right... I made those other accounts on the same IP. I know, I made huge mistakes all over the place... I feel such a noob.... Will read much more things about creating accounts for sure. Anyway, is there any chance on saving this accounts? I did a huge mistake asking to recover one of those accounts with that phone number? In a panick attack I just changed the phone number of the one I care the most and put my father´s phone... Would make any difference or they´ll trace it too? Oh my gosh.... I really screwed the whole thing up... I was excited about this accounts. Were getting good engagement and they have been a whole week - 10 days of work...

    Any way of saving them with all this mistakes? Something I should do? I know for the next time to create accounts do everything pretty much different. But there´s any hope for this accounts that are still alive but with this traces?
     
  14. mediabuzz

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    If I did that I would take my best account and log it on someone elses phone using 4G NOT WIFI. As far as the other accounts I would chalk them up as a loss and look into buying accounts its less of a hassle
     
  15. snowhawk

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    Ok, so you mean I shouldnt have this best account logged in in my phone also? Should I log out until I can log in it into someone else´s phone? and keep it always in other phone? Now it has a different phone number in the profile. I confirmed this other phone number. But the account is logged in in my device. Should I keep it always in another device? Do they flag the device too? No way I can keep it in my device in another´s user profile?

    Oh man... this is such a bummer... Thank you very much for all the help though! I´ll learn from this one for sure...
     
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  16. mediabuzz

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    You have android or iPhone?
    And yeah you shouldve logged out, logged in to new phone on 4G and then change number but you still might be safe just keep that account off any bots
     
  17. madblackhatter1000

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    Don't phone verify your account with the old number. I did that and it resulted in instant ban. Every time I get a PVA I use an iPhone app called Burner which lets you purchase ($1.99) new phone numbers for any area code you want. In the USA we don't have cheap sims, so $1.99 is not such a bad deal I guess. Each phone number can only be used about 4 times. On the 5th time Instagram will give error message "use another number please."
     
  18. mediabuzz

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    Burner numbers are safe? I tried the android version a while back and got banned, I used the number they gave me didn't pay any extra
     
  19. madblackhatter1000

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    I got an account banned using the free sms/burner versions. If the app gives you a free number to try out, chances are its already flagged with Instagram. The app I use, must pay $1.99 to get the first number. I've had 6 burner phones, all usa numbers, all verified about 24 accounts.
     
  20. mediabuzz

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    Yeah I think it's the same app I used by Ad Hoc Labs Inc. But it gave me a number when I signed up but I can see the option to buy a different number/line for 3 credits