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How To Find Who Is Behind A Fake Instagram Account

By Pranab Sen

To figure out who created a fake Instagram account, you can use Instagram’s “About This Account” feature by tapping the three dots icon. This shows details like when the account was created and where.

You can use the reverse image search like Google. Upload the profile picture from the account to see where else it appears online, which might help identify the owner.

Look for clues on the Instagram profile to see if it seems real, such as the details they share and their posts.

You can take a few steps to find email from fake Instagram account.

How To Find Who Is Behind A Fake Instagram Account:

Who Is Behind A Fake Instagram

You have to try the following methods below to know who is behind the account.

1. Instagram About Section

Here I have explained how you can use Instagram’s “About This Account” to learn more about a profile:

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app.

Step 2: Go to the profile you’re curious about.

Step 3: Tap on the three horizontal lines or dots at the top right of the profile.

Step 4: Choose “About This Account” to see the account’s creation, where it’s from, and its follower count.

About This Account

2. Directly Ask

You can also directly ask the account owner about themselves.

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: Go to their Instagram profile.

Step 2: Send them a message asking who they are. Make sure to explain why you’re asking.

Step 3: Continue the conversation if they reply and ask for more details like their name and location.

3. Google’s Reverse Image Search

You can use this method that here I mentioned when you have a profile picture or any image posted by the Instagram account.

If you have a profile picture or any other image from the account, you can try this:

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: First, you should have the image you want to check.

Step 2: Go to Google’s reverse image search and upload the image.

Step 3: Look at the search results to find information or other profiles using the same image.

4. From Other Social media

You should use this method to learn more about someone by looking at their profiles on different social media platforms.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Check the Instagram account for any links to their other social media profiles.

Step 2: Go to those social media sites and search for the user to find more information.

Step 3: Notice any differences in the profiles that might give you clues about who the person is.

Use the details you find from other social media to get a better idea of who the Instagram user is.

How To Find Instagram Fake Account Details:

To spot a fake Instagram account, look at the details like the number of followers, the profile picture, and Instagram stories. A new account with very few details is often fake. It’s not too difficult to track these profiles; just look for these signs to tell if an account might be fake.

1. Profile picture/bio

There is a way by which you can figure out whether an account is fake by looking at the profile picture/ bio. Profile bio used by them looks fabricated or generic. You will likely find images of good-looking boys/girls to make the profile look appealing.

Profile picturebio Proves an Instagram Account standard

If you get a profile that seems like something else that may be either deleted or deactivated, find it right here.

2. Followers Of Account

A fake Instagram profile will have a larger following list than it has the followers on the profile. I have seen many times, fake accounts get created for following people or accounts that purchase followers. They likely follow a ton of people. They follow the maximum no of accounts. Such profiles may follow each other to look more authentic.

Followers talks a lot about a Fake account

3. Comments on That Instagram account

If you come across accounts having thousands of followers but few comments or likes, I would rather say that they might be fake. Real followers will be keen on what they share. They will engage or interact with the accounts they follow.

Comments can really Reveal a fake Instagram account


This feature shows you when the account was made, where it’s from, and how many followers it has. This information can help you identify who might be behind the account without needing to use other tools.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

8 thoughts on “How To Find Who Is Behind A Fake Instagram Account”

    • Yes, Instagram has all the login details of an account. But, unless you have the court order they would not provide the details to you. You can just manually report an impersonation complaint.

    • Hey, Stanley! Once you have the person’s IP address, you can find the location details with it. However, to find the exact person you will need real-time tracking, legally done by the law enforcement.

    • Hi, Alonzo! Instagram will keep your data for a while after the account is deleted. Also, Instagram can provide the details to police as they are bound to follow law enforcement.


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