This post is written for MODELS trying to get rid of fake Instagram accounts.
If you are a FAN trying to report a faker, go here.
Open the instagram app on your phone, go to the false profile.
On the top right side of the profile beside the faker’s name, you see the . . .
Click the . . . so it opens the menu option.
Reason you are reporting?
Scroll down until you see “This profile is pretending to be someone else“. CLICK THAT.
If you click the Someone I know option, it will ask you to send that person to the instagram DMCA page.
If you click the celebrity or public figure and enter in the real instagram account, sometimes that works. Depends on the staffer checking things.
Now that you have reported the faker, click done.
Instagram will often respond to you directly, you’ll see their message in the likes column of your app.
Now that you’re done, you’re still on the faker’s profile so once again, click the . . . in the top corner, like before.
Once the menu opens again, this time we’re going to BLOCK this clown so they don’t see your content anymore.
Click Dismiss and you’re done (for now)
Upside? Small victory.
Downside? The faker will most likely create another fake profile shortly. We have found most of the fakers start by using their actual profile first.
Most of the fakers we have found are teenage boys in Ghana, Africa. Otherwise known as Sakaway boys. Life in Ghana is hard, they have no money. They scam people to make money.
Almost all the profiles look the same and they almost all have snapchat filters etc on some of the photos. They often will even message you asking you to do things so they can keep scamming people.
Report and Block.
Always check your followers for fakers, don’t feel bad removing someone you think might be there to scam others with your photos. Preventive blocking has helped us huge.
If you are unsure of how they scam people, check our faker page.