Everyday security across all platforms is getting tighter. Sometimes, no matter what we do, we can’t even log in to a Gmail account, despite having all the information we need, and even by confirming codes on previous devices. Many times, we’ve been simply “locked out” because “Google believes there is something is wrong”. It’s becoming a pain in the butt! However, I want to talk about Instagram and the dangers of not owning the original email. For smaller transactions which carry less risk, I’d say it’s okay to buy one without it. In the worst case scenario, you won’t lose much. However, if you’re willing to spend a lot of money on a top of the end Instagram account, you better make sure you are buying it with the original email.
We want to warn everyone about the dangers of buying such accounts, so we will give you a real-life example to help you understand better. We just had an uncomfortable situation in one of our tickets, and here is what happened.
- Seller lists an Instagram on SWAPD.
- A buyer is interested, opens a ticket.
- The seller claims he is selling it with the original email.
- The transaction goes through, but the buyer doesn’t check whether the email is original.
- The new owner tries to resell it a few weeks later.
- He finds a new buyer, but the buyer did his homework and checked whether the email was original. It wasn’t.
- We began the process of a refund.
- We then filed a dispute with the original seller (for lying about having the original email).
- The seller agreed to refund, however, when we tried to give him the account back, it got locked out (internally). This happened because too many people logged in to it from different locations.
- We contact Instagram, they said they wouldn’t unlock it until they receive an email from the very first email at sign up.
In the end, the original seller on SWAPD lost the funds and the account. It turns out, there were seven previous owners, and Instagram won’t unlock the account without an email from the first inbox, which no one had access to. We sided with the buyer as the seller was untruthful in his listing and refunded him the money. Naturally, the seller is angry with us, but we believe we did the right thing as the seller wasn’t truthful.
We’re telling you this story, so you all realize the risk of buying Instagram accounts without the original email. If you have to spend more than a few hundred dollars, then make sure you’re capable of losing that much money, in case something goes wrong.
We encourage all buyers to go over our Buyers’ Responsibilities, Terms of Service, and our latest guide on How To Check Whether The Email Is Original before you decide to purchase an Instagram account. SWAPD is only responsible for checking for padded stats/fake likes/followers. Buyers have the responsibility to check for everything else, as stated in our rules.