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What Just Happened?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by duceduc, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. duceduc

    duceduc Supreme Member

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    I just got this weird tagging scam hitting my account. I am not sure what is the benefit or will it cause me to receive more ghost followers.

    I received 3 notifications from 3 different accounts which tagged me to the same photo from the same account. It had over 209K followers and it looked like a shout-out page of some resort. There were over 4k comments and most where in Arabic. Some of these comments contain users who are pissed off and ask to stop tagging them. When I clicked on the 3 different accounts that tagged me to the photo, it wasn't listed. Those accounts looks normal and low follower counts.

    WTF is going on and should I be worried? The bunched of tagged names were bot generated as all the user name is similar to mine.
     
  2. Battleaxewarriors

    Battleaxewarriors BANNED BANNED

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    That happens to me 24/7
    You should not be worried :)
     
  3. rlymike

    rlymike Newbie

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    Yeah, I get this on my account very frequently. Nothing to be concerned about-- you can merely ignore.
     
  4. rank bank

    rank bank Regular Member

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    Don't bother about that.,it may occur very often...:)
     
  5. readysetgo

    readysetgo Newbie

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    In my opinion perhaps that big account want you to like their picture or follow their account. so they use their small account tagged you on their picture
     
  6. Commoner

    Commoner Power Member

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    Why don't report profile/post?
     
  7. duceduc

    duceduc Supreme Member

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    So it seems. It's weird too. The photo that my name was tagged isn't in the small account feed when I looked. However, the image is in the big account, but my name is not tagged in there. I think the small account had deleted it once the post was send. Just crazy going in loops. Since this post, I have not have this happened again. BUT, now I am getting fake accounts following me. So annoying and I want to know how I can prevent this.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2014
  8. Gymnator

    Gymnator Newbie

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    Yeah, I'm getting that as well. No need to worry!
     
  9. somedevil

    somedevil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes this happens ALL the Time. Just block the profile and they will not be able to tag you.