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Instagram Spam
« on: November 09, 2014, 10:18:11 PM »
Is anyone else getting Instagram spam followers who are pretty women wanting to live chat or strip for them?  I've just been blocking them, but there has been a massive uptick in the last two weeks.  Did I inadvertently type a hashtag with a double meaning?  Did Autocorrect change a calligraphy-oriented hashtag to something dirty?  Am I just really rocking it out with my lettering?  What did I do to bring such advances?  Hahahahahaha!!!!  ;D

Is anyone else dealing with this goofiness?
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 10:50:24 PM »
Constantly. I would "report as inappropriate" or block. I also complained to Instagram. Hope they do something about it  :-\


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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 12:28:03 AM »
Mary Ellen and I were wondering the same thing! We keep blocking them but there have definitely been waaay more in the last couple weeks. I haven't been uploading anything recently so now whenever I get that little orange notification I know it's another spam bot. Everytime I click "report" it says "thanks blah blah blah" and my only option the get back is to press "cancel."

I'm sitting at my computer yelling "no! No I don't want to cancel! Or chat! Or video! And I don't think you need wedding invites any time soon, so stop creeping!"
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 12:54:57 AM »
This has been happening to me, too. I wasn't connecting it to my calligraphy posts, but looking back... maybe there is some correlation. Very odd! Does hunt22 mean something to them?!

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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2014, 01:54:43 AM »
Yes!!!! And here I thought they wanted to chat with only me, now I find out they've been soliciting all my calligraphy friends. Heartbreak city! I think I'll write a country song about it.

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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2014, 02:37:44 AM »
I didn't get any of these what's wrong with me ;D?!!!
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2014, 05:41:01 AM »
I didn't get any of these what's wrong with me ;D?!!!
Me neither! I guess we're just not pretty enough ;D
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2014, 05:42:44 AM »
Hahaha and me too old ;D!!
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2014, 07:58:14 AM »
someone searching for #calligraporn?!! lol they hit me Emily and Valarie all in same day!

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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2014, 09:21:33 AM »
totally!!! and every time i think eeeeewwwww! 

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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2014, 10:03:54 AM »
I didn't get any of these what's wrong with me ;D?!!!
Me neither! I guess we're just not pretty enough ;D

Me three.

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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2014, 12:01:22 PM »
  Am I just really rocking it out with my lettering? 

I'm thinking this one.  ;D
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2014, 12:02:33 PM »
I didn't get any of these what's wrong with me ;D?!!!

LOL! Me, neither!  ;D
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2014, 01:39:12 PM »
I haven't had any but then got two in the last two days. I just blocked and reported it though I'm not sure if that's the best way to handle it. ???

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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2014, 02:53:21 PM »
Here's how you can repor them:
https://help.instagram.com/146313148893752

Also, I complained via their twitter account as well (@instagram).