How to spot Fake Instagram Followers? Few Handy Tips

As an internet user, you might have seen users on Instagram with an exorbitantly high number of users. So you must be wondering how that user has gained so many followers. You will be amazed to know that even if you have never purchased followers, it is possible that you have been followed by bots. This is usually unavoidable, and many bots are harmless, but you should report them to Instagram nonetheless. It is not worth the risk to keep volatile bots around, as they may attempt to phish you by sending you spam or malicious links via direct message.

In 2018, Instagram cracked down on third-party programs that boost your account using fake followers and likes, threatening to punish users who continued to purchase bots. However, this did not signal the end of fake followers. According to recent research, one in four Instagram influencers paid for 15 percent of their followings. Now, we are going to tell you some interesting ways through which you can spot fake Instagram followers.

How to spot fake Instagram followers?

  • You can identify a fake account by observing a few obvious indications. For example, if a user likes a random mix of your photographs or leaves random, generic comments (“nice post!”) in rapid succession, it is likely associated with a third-party booster and attempting to entice you to follow it back. It also indicates that someone is attempting to rapidly increase their follower count; this is not someone you should follow.
  • Additionally, it is helpful to examine the profile itself. If a user follows thousands of individuals but has few followers or posts themselves, or if their account appears dormant for an extended period of time, you should be skeptical.
  • Furthermore, there are sneakier bots that post a great deal of stuff to appear authentic. If you’re unsure about it, enter a photo or two into a reverse Google image search to determine if it was taken from another user or website.
  • Also, there is a bot that posts several stolen photographs of different women as if you won’t notice they are not of the same person.
  • The bogus discount account claims low prices on luxury items (often Ray-Bans) to get you to click on a malicious link.
  • Do not overlook the most obvious perpetrator: the account with no funds. No images, no posts, and no followers. It’s surely a bot.


It is pertinent to mention here that if anyone is meeting one of these requirements, it does not automatically make someone a bot. They may just be terrible at Instagram.

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