HUGE security issue - I find that my account was being used by someone in Italy. (I am...

GetHuman-skyskipp's customer service issue with Instagram from May 2018

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If you believe your Instagram account was hacked and need to recover the account then click here https://help.instagram.com/contact/272476913194545?helpref=faq_content enter your username and email to the account, then click “Yes”. A new list should appear below so click “Yes” then “Yes” then “More than 10 weeks” then “2 weeks or less” from there click “Send”. You should be receive a response from Instagram within 24 -72 hours.
The issue in GetHuman-skyskipp's own words
HUGE security issue - I find that my account was being used by someone in Italy. (I am in New York).**I have changed my password and the screen name the person added, unfollowed the users I did not myself choose, and blocked the two followers who follow my account. I removed the phone number the other person added.**It does not appear to be malicious but it's a costly mistake for this person, because they have over *,*** nice, normal posts! I hate to just delete the account because I now want to use it.**I don't know how to contact this person since they list MY email address. I could call the number they listed, but I resent the idea of paying for an international call to the person who hijacked my account, even accidentally. **Besides, even if I contact them, I have no idea how to return those posts to them.**I'll add two step verification as an added layer of security but you need to work out how this massive security breach happened!

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Customer service issue
Reported by GetHuman-skyskipp
May 29th, 2018 - 3 years ago
Fixed
Seen by 29 customers so far
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Username on Account
Country you are located
Email on Account
Full Name
Business Document that proves ownership of business account

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GetHuman-skyskipp started working on this issue
May 29th, 2018 11:02am
GetHuman-skyskipp indicated the issue is not fixed yet.
May 29th, 2018 11:49am
GetHuman-skyskipp confirmed the issue is fixed. Hooray!
Jun 2nd, 2018 10:43pm

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