While there are tons of perks to having an Instagram account, there are many issues. One such issue is the creation of fake accounts on the platform. If you are an avid user of the platform, I don’t need to tell you a lot about fake accounts, do I?
A fake Instagram account of a persona looks pretty similar to his/her original account. And if not taken care of properly, it can be used in very wrong ways.
Thankfully, there are ways to find out who made a fake Instagram account now. In this article, I will be sharing some of such easy and proven ways.
So if someone tries such a cheap activity with you and creates your fake Instagram account, you can secure your account easily.
How to identify a fake Instagram account?
There are still ways to find out who is behind the creation of your fake Instagram profile. But before that, you must confirm whether it is really a fake account or the original one, in case you are looking for someone else’s account.
Here are a few signs of a fake Instagram I’d you should check.
Followers and following count
Looking at the following and the followers count is one of the easiest ways to identify between a real and a fake Insta I’d. If you see that the following count of an Instagram profile more than its followers, there’s a high chance that it’s a fake account.
Another element that says a lot about the credibility of an Instagram account is its Bio. The Bio section is provided for the users to share some info about themselves. However, in fake Instagram accounts, you are not likely to find it. Instead, you’ll see spam links or simply nothing.
Last but not the least, profile pictures sometimes can also be the differentiators between a real and fake account. Most people who create fake Instagram accounts do not have the courage to put their profile picture.
How to find out who made a fake Instagram account?
Finding out who made a fake Instagram account can be difficult. This is because such fake accounts are created with proper cautiousness so that no one can track them. The information in these accounts is also fake which makes it hard to trace them. Sometimes, the creators even use VPNs to hide the location of the account.
But still, there are ways that allow you to find out who made a fake Instagram account on your name.
To know the creator of your fake Instagram account, there are two primary ways;
- By using Instagram in-built tools and features, and
- By leveraging third party tools and services
I have covered both to make sure you find the creator of fake Insta I’d, one way or another. Let’s take a look at the methods now.
By using Instagram in-built tools and features
Although Instagram officially does not allow you to know personal details of any account on the platform, you can try some tricks to find this out.
First of all, if the account you are trying to track is public and has any posts, try tracking its location from the posts.
Next, you can also track the IP of that account to know from where it is posting the content pieces.
Last but not the least, if you think that someone you know personally has created your fake Instagram account, you can do this.
- Note the username of that account very carefully
- Now click on “add an account” from your profile menu
- Click on “forgot password” below the login area
- Enter the username you noted previously in the username area and click on “next”
- After that, Instagram will send a password reset code on the phone number or the email of the creator of that account. Some characters of the email and the phone number will be visible to you as well.
- Now see if you recognize that email or number. If it matches with the person’s details you were doubting, then be sure.
One more important thing. If it is you who is being impersonated by a fake account, you can also report Instagram regarding this and the team will take appropriate actions.
Now that we know how to find out the person behind your fake Instagram account via the official way, let’s try something more efficient now.
By leveraging third-party tools and services
If you are unable to find out who made your fake Instagram profile with the in-built tools, you can also leverage third-party tools and services online to get better results.
Although Instagram doesn’t recommend using third-party tools, many people do, don’t they? Here are a few online tools that can help you track a fake Instagram account.
1.Personal Instagram Viewer by iStaunch
This online tool lets you keep track of your selected Instagram account with complete ease. To find out who created your fake Insta I’d, you’ll need to;
- Open the Personal Instagram Viewer
- Type the username of the account you wish to track
- Fill the Captcha for human verification, and
- Click on the submit button.
With such an easy process, you can actually find the actual creator of an Instagram account. However, the process may be a bit more complex than mentioned here, it depends on your skills mainly.
It is a paid online tool using which you can track the location of an Instagram account. Once you know the location, it can be easier to find out the real culprit.
However, you can’t trust the tool blindly because when I tried it personally, I didn’t get very accurate results.
3.Snoopreport Instagram Account Tracker
To be honest, it’s not completely a fake Instagram account tracking tool. It’s more like a competitor analysis online tool that you can also use for your purpose, which is to find out who created a fake Instagram account.
The tool gives you information and updates about the activities happening on your targeted account, including the hashtags used by them, content pieces they like, and much more. Also, using the tool is very simple which makes everything more convenient.
However, it’s a paid tool so everyone might not be interested.
The best you can do is report that account and contact the customer support team regarding it. Most likely, the Instagram team will check that account properly and, if it is found guilty of your accusation, delete it forever.
However, before doing that, you might like to know who the person behind that creepy act was. For that, I hope the article was helpful.