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Safely Buying/Selling/Trading Instagram Accounts 101

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by MidtownMan, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. MidtownMan

    MidtownMan Regular Member

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    In this thread I will be explaining to you all on how to safely buy and sell instagrams. I've seen and have heard so many stories on buying and selling Social Media accounts gone wrong. I would like to maybe prevent some of these scams from happening in the future.

    I will be explaining a scenario in which you were buying an Instagram account from someone..

    STEP1: Always make sure who is the "seller" of the account Messages/DM's you from that account first. Just so you can verify that it is in fact the sellers account.
    STEP2: Once a selling price is agreed. Do not pay the seller the full amount up front. Instead kindly ask the seller to Video chat you during the transaction.
    STEP3: Once Video chatting with the person, place your camera on the screen of your phone. Then ask the seller for the login credentials and since he/she can see what you are doing, he/she should give it to you.
    STEP4: Once logged in, send the seller 50% of the price of the account.
    STEP5: Then change the email/password on the account.
    STEP6: Send the seller the rest of his money.

    Tips on securing an account:
    Change email two times, then password 2 times, unlink facebook, link yours, unlink and relink again.

    I recommend only buying/selling accounts to people you know and trust. Although I figured I could save someone from a scam with this thread. If you have any comments or methods you use feel free to post them.
     
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  2. Quorum

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    A very good guide, good share! Most importantly is to watch out for people linking their social profiles. You can easily recover an account if its linked to a users social profile, make sure you watch our for that!

    Great post OP!
     
  3. mediabuzz

    mediabuzz Regular Member

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    Pretty good guide. I always change the phone number also.
     
  4. zchau

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    Thanks for this thread. I purchased an account the other day. I dont think you're able to see if they have their facebook account linked, atleast I tried removing it but it wasnt there. Then I linked mine, and I just checked again right now, and the v sign wasnt there for my account either... How am I able to know wether they still got their account linked or not?
     
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    A solid step by step guide, however today there are many sellers which are lazy enough to undergo this proceedure.

    They will rather not make money then to bother too much, however this guide is helpful, thanks :)
     
  6. withatwist

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    I know that this is an old post but thanks for the walkthrough. I was trying to buy an account from someone just now and they couldn't even get past step 1. Told me their DMs were disabled til Monday by IG. I was like okay, well at least leave a comment on one of my pics with a key phrase I'll give you. Surprise, surprise...comments were also blocked, lol.

    I was like no thanks!
     
  7. Statskid

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    Hi thanks for this,

    I'm looking to build some accounts to sell but I'm unsure where I would sell them.

    1. Is there a particular website you like to buy from?

    2. What do you look for when looking to buy an account?

    3. What payment method do you use? (PayPal/btc/bank transfer)

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    I bought an account, did the same, changed the everything twice. and have even used two-way verification to my phone
    I've tried to login today and the scammer must've changed it. The password is correct, but it leads me to a page where instagram asks me to send the security code to the wrong email.
    Now, I've not pressed that button, and have logged out. But I can't use the account until that shit is solved.

    Can any of you help me out? or at least fxxk this guy up?