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Spam Followers Won't Stop Following Me.

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by tonythefotographer, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. tonythefotographer

    tonythefotographer Junior Member

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    So I've never been one who was into buying fake instagram followers, I am a professional photographer, so I like actually real interactions. The only bots I have used is Instagress and FollowLiker (which I currently am using but have stopped). So lately within the past 3 weeks, I have been getting a mass of fake instagram profiles following me. For instance for like a week I would get 100-250 fake followers a day, so I started making my profile private, but that doesn't help my business as well, so I took it off, and still would get them. Even now, it's not as bad, but still I get about 45-85 a day, and I currently used IGExcorcist to get rid of the crazy number, because I had 6k followers and it shot me up to 15k, which is fun, but they aren't real. So now it's irritating and part of me wants to start over, but that would suck to lose the real followers I already have. So is there anything I could do, I emailed instagram, and nothing from them either. It's just annoying getting all these fake followers. Thanks for you help.
     
  2. duceduc

    duceduc Supreme Member

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    There's nothing we can do about it really. Make your acc private or change your username. I was hit pretty bad a few weeks ago and have set my acc to private for a week or so. It tapered down now.
     
  3. BabyAngel

    BabyAngel Newbie

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    make a photo of your new account name and only share that on this account to slowly move your audience over to your new account. Bots cannot read images unless it is a personal attack
     
  4. tonythefotographer

    tonythefotographer Junior Member

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    Ya I made it private about 3 weeks ago, and then took it off, and it tapered down a bit, but then it cam back in full force, and I changed the username that didn't do anything either. I just went ahead and created a new one thank you for your adivce!
     
  5. tonythefotographer

    tonythefotographer Junior Member

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    Thanks I've been doing that, and so far have pretty much everyone, I just have to build back up the account once again, but thanks for your help, praying it wasn't a personal attack and that they just leeched to my ID number or something.
     
  6. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Just leave it be. I personally wouldn't worry about it all to be honest, if that was happening to me I would be enjoying it and it'll be easier for me to have more follow back ratio
     
  7. duceduc

    duceduc Supreme Member

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    They'll be gone when IG does its spring cleaning.
     
  8. theturk

    theturk Newbie

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    Yea just gotta deal with it
     
  9. hpasha

    hpasha Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    friend there is bot everywhere. We can't do much about that... We the Marketers should be blamed