so let me show you one deterrent example of how to kill your engagement 101. tl.dr
we were automating our clients account (playboy model - good looking girl)
even with conservative settings she was growing 1-1.5k followers within the male audience in our small country a mo/ (even after June apocalypse)
and after we got Account Compromised she I assume thought it would be a good idea to buy followers and now she is losing them on a daily basis as those followers are easily detected by IG.
those who manage clients accounts, make sure you communicate that quality > quantity of followers matters. Explain that this is literally the worst decision they can make, which is hard to take back.
not as of now, but since ER is a mathematical equation which involves #followers and #likes n comments which when u buy fake follows only increases one part of the formula, the followers… then its pretty logical