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Removing an imposter IG account

Posted by Kathy Winter @kathywinter, Dec 3, 2020

Yesterday, we were alerted to an imposter IG account. I reported it as our official account and reported under my personal accounts. It's still up and now is asking people to contact the account to make "donations." Any advice on getting this elevated? Thanks!

Try to have as many of your followers as possible report the profile as an imposter to Instagram. I did this when I had my own imposter account and it was deleted pretty fast. Good luck!

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Thank you. We tried that and no luck. I finally reported each image that was pilfered and they removed them quickly, but not the account. Then the account added more info about my org and more images, so I put in a trademark complaint and added they were soliciting donations via private messages asking for Vanilla gift cards. That's when they took it down, but it took several days from the initial complaint to resolution.

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Thank you. We tried that and no luck. I finally reported each image that was pilfered and they removed them quickly, but not the account. Then the account added more info about my org and more images, so I put in a trademark complaint and added they were soliciting donations via private messages asking for Vanilla gift cards. That's when they took it down, but it took several days from the initial complaint to resolution.

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Glad to hear that you got it resolved. In the future you can also DM them in a cease and desist order from your lawyers – that might be even quicker!

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