Hi guys, after about two months of not getting any “bad” notification on Instagram yesterday was the second time I got the “We’ve detected suspicious activity on your Instagram account and have temporarily locked it as a security precaution…”. I got it for the first time about 3 months ago.
I got it back both times using the code sent to my phone, but I’ve read so many horror stories about this type of message locking you out of your account indefinitely that I just want to consult with you if you think I should switch something I’m doing. Heres the backstory:
Like the newbie I was (or maybe still am), like 5 months ago I was overdoing it with the manual liking (around 1000 a day), and got several hour long bans and eventually the long 7 day total ban (unable to do anything except upload stories).
That’s when I started reading posts heres and changed my strategy and since then I have been mixing a bit of ads with controlled manual liking of pictures on profiles that follow accounts similar to mine (no more than 200 a day, and in rare cases going over that). Of course my growth is not as fast as before, but my account followers and engagement in general is still growing at a ratio I’m happy with.
Does anyone know if the two “suspicious activity” messages I got have to do with my liking activities on Instagram? Both times I got the message randomly while I was scrolling down my feed (not even liking stuff). This is different from the regular ban messages that happen immediately after you like a post on Instagram. I don’t know for sure because admittedly I relaxed a bit on keeping tabs of how many posts I’m liking per day lately (I may have gone a bit over than usual on the two days I got the “suspicious activity” message).
Any insight would be super helpful. Thanks a lot in advance!