Instagram Comment Spam On The Increase

on April 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

igspamOver the month of April – we have seen comment spam on Instagram return.

Instagram for sometime has been combating spammers and fake profiles. Last year we saw a major account purge by Instagram in an effort to remove dead and spammy accounts.

Now it seems the spammers are back and you may notice comment spam from what seems like normal profiles.

A closer look at these profiles reveals they are often promotion some kind of product. Other users look to have authenticated their Instagram account with a bad/spam application which then posts comments on their behalf – often targeting  popular hashtags.

Some examples of the comment spam we have seen:

Nice pictures 🙂
Nice pic!
and many more.

You may think you are getting nice comments from the Instagram community, but unfortunately it is most probably a spam comment.

Continue to report any suspect accounts if you believe they are fake/ spamming you.