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Instagram Ban Wave of OG Names !!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by ruler2020, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. ruler2020

    ruler2020 Regular Member

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    Instagram over this week has banned numerous names

    @Champion
    @Yeet
    @Hidden
    @Restore
    @Book
    @Beautiful
    @Snoop
    @Oxford
    @Timing
    @Currency
    @Premises
    @Cashier
    @Intelligence
    @UFO
    @Want
    @Bravo
    @Jets

    And lots more , Seems like Instagram is really taking action against hackers and people who bruteforce their way into accounts
     
  2. xNotch

    xNotch Registered Member

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    why ban them? why not just give them back to whomever got hacked?
     
  3. ruler2020

    ruler2020 Regular Member

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    Some names have been sold so many times its become a black market , some names get sold for 1000s of dollars they go through numerous owners and sold again. So finally Instagram clamping down on it.
     
  4. JordanS

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    Not really just an OG thing. A large amount of stat accounts ranging from 100k to 3m have been banned in the past week or so.
     
  5. kekkou

    kekkou Newbie

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    Did they specify any reason?
     
  6. prinse

    prinse Power Member

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    So will these usernames be able to to be used again?
     
  7. ruler2020

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    No they have been taken down permanently and lost in the system now
     
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    IG is doing a spring cleaning. I am hoping I would not have any problems As I am planing to get into IG.
     
  9. ruler2020

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    As long as you dont plan on doing anything wrong you wont have any problems
     
  10. wizard04

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    Nah, just to drive visitors to my adsense site.
     
  11. xNotch

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    Never put all your eggs in one basket. You will get banned eventually so I always have a backup plan.
     
  12. JustChillin

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    I don't think that Instagram is getting stricter than it is. Many of the OGs not only on Instagram, but on other sites as well are obtained by 'hacking' or 'social engineering' them, which are both 'illegal' ways, so IG is just doing their work imo. I don't think people should be worried too much about IG suddenly banning them.
     
  13. mladz

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    There was a similar thread weeks ago about mass bans on hot girl accounts....then they were all restored a week later. Show proof that this has happened recently.