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Report an Impersonation Account on Instagram
If someone created an Instagram account that's pretending to be you or someone you know, please use this form to file a report.
Which of the following best describes your situation?
Someone created an account for my business or organization
Someone created an account pretending to be me or a friend
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Is this account impersonating you?
Yes, I am the person being impersonated
No, but I'm the authorized representative of the person being impersonated (ex: parent or legal guardian)
No, this account is impersonating my friend
Your full name:
Your email address:
Your Instagram username (if applicable):
To find your username, we suggest using the web browser version of our site (instagram.com/[username])
Instagram username(s) of reported account(s):
Please attach a clear picture of a government-issued photo ID of the person being impersonated (ex: your ID or the ID of the person you're authorized to represent). Cover up any personal information (ex: address, license number) that we don't need to confirm your identity. If possible, please save this file as a JPEG. If you're having trouble uploading a photo of your ID from a mobile device, please try submitting this form from a computer.
The ID you provide:
Must be government issued (ex: passport, driver's license)
Must be in color
Must clearly show the individual's full name and photo
: We won't be able to process your request unless you submit an ID that meets these requirements.
Upload an ID
Your ID or the ID of the person you're authorized to represent. If possible, please save this file as a JPEG
Please tell us how this account is impersonating you. We will need a detailed description of the information on the account that shows intent to deceive others by using your identity. This information could include links to images, and you may point out captions and/or comments associated with the images. To get a link to an image, visit Instagram on the web (ex: instagram.com/[username]) and click on an image. You can then copy the URL from the top of the page.
Unfortunately, we can only act on reports from the person who's being impersonated or their authorized representative (ex: parent or legal guardian). Please ask the appropriate party to fill out this form.
Note: If you're having trouble uploading files from your phone, please visit the Instagram Help Center from a computer.
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