How to know if an Instagram account is real or official How do I tell if it's fake or fake?

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Instagram is one of the social networks most popular and useful area of history and today, so it's no surprise that, as with social networks of its kind, whether it's YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter, they have major celebrities or companies in their user ranks, so it's no surprise that there are real accounts and fake accounts, the fact is, how is it possible to differentiate them?

How is a verified account

On Instagram millions of profiles are created, be they personal accounts, official series or movie accounts, corporate accounts and fan club accounts, and as is known there are accounts with a large number of followers due to the importance they have, usually being of famous or recognized characters or products ; Therefore, Instagram is obliged to distinguish celebrities, brands or important figures of counterfeit products.



The accounts are easily differentiated

So that an Instagram account can get the title of "official" must have at least 10.000 followers, and then a blue symbol will appear next to the username with a white "bird" or "tick", normally this symbol is assigned to accounts to avoid fraud with fake accounts or confusion among fan accounts.

It is possible that the user is the one who wants to check if his account is verified, if he is a celebrity or has started his own brand, it is possible to do a review to request that his account be official, which can be done in a way simple.

Real unverified accounts

It has already been mentioned, famous celebrities, or recognition signs most of the time have the verification symbol, but what happens when an account does not have it but the celebrity is the real one? Usually this can happen with internet personalities or local celebrities, so it is not necessary to analyze any advice to differentiate them.



Look for mentions in other media

It is possible that, if the account is very recent, the person of interest mentions it in other social networks, or in his social network of origin, for example if he is a YouTuber who has recently opened an Instagram account, he will probably mention it in the his videos. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to these types of signals.

Another tip is to review the contents of the account, it is possible that, if it is a personal account, there may be unofficial but personal photos, of course it is important that the images or videos are uploaded to see them even if it may happen that they cannot be seen, that they can be fixed and therefore will not hinder the process.

Google is a great tool

We must not forget the usefulness that Google provides, it is a very versatile search engine for all types of situations and, when used in conjunction with the search for social networks, it is also of great help, as the tools that the search engine can help users navigate easier and get information faster.

So it's simple to search for celebrity or brand accounts in the Google search bar, so you have to just write the person's name or thing of interest and add the word "Instagram", the problem to consider is All accounts with a similar name will appear, so chances are you will have to go account by account and confirm if the account is just a repost or an original post .


Reasons why verified accounts exist

Real and verified Instagram accounts help users not to fall into the traps, since there can be an infinity of factors that create the need for a way to verify people, even for legal reasons it is necessary to seek the truthfulness behind an account, one of the most important reasons for verifying an account is to avoid identity fraud or unofficial account scams.


Fraud and confusion between unofficial accounts

It is no mystery that there may be accounts that try to use the fame of the name they forge for personal and shady gains, or there may be people with similar names, so that a verified account protect users from confusion.

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