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Question: how avoid beeing banned on Twitter for impersonating

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by sandtwister, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. sandtwister

    sandtwister Newbie

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    Hi,
    trying to setup a twisted form of Adrian method and found a celebrity newcomer (huge amount of instagram followers) who's perfect match name was available on Twitter - so I grabed it.
    He uses an alias as Instagram @name and his real birth name as the Twitter @Name. His Twitter account is not verified.

    As Twitter changed a lot of rules and security checks this year, I am really scared of getting banned/deleted because of impersonating him.

    The one thing that makes me kind of secure is that he uses an unconsistent naming in his online presence (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and has no personal website (.com, .net etc.) found in Google.

    So: how to avoid getting banned? what behaviour in posting/following etc. should I avoid? what happens if he reports? what about adding a website (that i own and matches his artists name) to my Twitter account?

    really appriciate your experiences and tips for this.

    ST
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm not sure if you really need to be afraid of this.
    If you still do, you can make it to be a fan account. Put it in the bio or something and make it clear that you're not him, just a fan.
     
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  3. sandtwister

    sandtwister Newbie

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    thanks HoNeYBiRD, I just had a look into the Twitter form for impersonation. In fact, he could make a report there and upload an ID with his real name, as described in the Twitter help:

    • Upload a copy of your valid government-issued photo ID to confirm your identity (e.g. driver's license, passport, etc.).
    • If you are reporting an account that is not using the name that appears on your government-issued photo ID, please include documentation demonstrating that the name used by the account you’re reporting is associated with you (e.g. proof of registration of your trade name or pseudonym).
    But in my case this would have no effect, as I don't impersonate his real life name, but his artist's alias. So only the second part (pseudonym) could be a thread. And he would need to proof, that he is the account holder of the Instagram account, but I don't think this would be enough.

    What would you recommend for growing followers on my Twitter account without being suspicious for Twitter? I have read about the "25 follows a day" rule, but what else to take care of?