We have warned about this a few weeks ago, but we will go over it again. Instagram made some changes a few weeks back which made transferring ownership quite difficult and risky. We’re talking about the final step of securing the accounts, which is getting rid of the disavow link option. Now, in around 50% of transfers, when you click the disavow link, the account will lock up and ask for an email pin verification. That sounds routine, but it’s far from it, as 9 out of 10 times, Instagram will ask for a pin from the VERY ORIGINAL EMAIL THE ACCOUNT WAS SET UP FROM.
We don’t think this is a bug, we believe this is a deliberate move by Instagram to limit account transfers and hit the resellers where it hurts. You can still transfer the account without locking up if you decide to leave the disavow link untouched. Eventually, it expires. However, in the time it takes for it to expire, the seller could regain the account back.
To recap: If you’re buying an Instagram account you better make sure you are buying it from the original owner, or at least from someone who knows the original owner. Sellers, if you’re selling an Instagram account you have bought from someone, there is a good chance you may lose it during a transaction.
That is all. If anyone has any viable workaround for this, we would love to hear about it.