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Offline Briana

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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2014, 03:07:43 PM »
Yes yes, I've had about 10 in the past few weeks. I keep clicking "Report as Inappropriate" so hopefully IG will get the clue!
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2014, 09:40:28 PM »
This thread is cracking me up.   ;D
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2014, 09:56:32 PM »
for those who are curious - this is the profile of a spammer. You can usually tell because the name is made up or some random combos of: Name+number+adjective  >:(

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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2014, 10:08:13 PM »
Oh my gosh, I did get one of those spammers.  Do you report or block them?

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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2014, 10:51:22 PM »
I always block AND report as inappropriate. But I'm not sure if IG is doing anything about it  >:(

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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2014, 10:51:48 PM »
I've just been blocking them.
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2014, 11:08:01 PM »
I've had a ton of these!  I didn't know why?!!
And I didn't know what to do about it!  It's so strange!
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2014, 11:41:37 PM »
I think when you report them, IG blocks them automatically. Don't quote me on that!
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2014, 05:56:08 AM »
Haven't been visiting the forum since .... forever!!! ...well, I though I need to ask about this very same issue. Lots of this kind of followers showing up recently :(
I block them and try to report. But have the same problem as @idontgiveaclam - I can only tap 'dismiss' to get back to my IG.
I sure hope they'll take care of this soon. IG is my second home recently, you know, and I do not like this kind of visitors!!!

Anyway - so good to read through the forum again :)
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2014, 11:51:52 AM »
@idontgiveaclam and @tangledpen: Just out of curiosity, what devices are you guys using?
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2014, 03:02:05 PM »
@idontgiveaclam and @tangledpen: Just out of curiosity, what devices are you guys using?

Lyndsay, I'm using my ipad or a samsung phone...
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2014, 03:53:07 AM »
@idontgiveaclam and @tangledpen: Just out of curiosity, what devices are you guys using?


I've got an iphone. It really is terrible...it's every other if not more "new follower" lately. I think the most frustrating is there isn't an Instagram hotline to get something done about it.
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2014, 11:34:17 AM »
I've been getting them too...weird.  I just block them because it creeps me out that they may be looking at pics of my kids too.
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2014, 01:42:02 PM »
I've been getting them too...weird.  I just block them because it creeps me out that they may be looking at pics of my kids too.

This is exactly why I have a separate IG account that is private, where I post photos of my kids.  I get creeped out, too!!
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Re: Instagram Spam
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2014, 10:56:29 PM »
this is totally annoying.  as soon as i check out the profile i always think the same thing...omg that is someone's daughter!!!  uuuugh spam!