Instagram spam accounts are an unfortunate annoyance of social media. They're typically easy to spot: ridiculous usernames, a profile picture that is also the only post they have, and little to no personal info in their bio.
When 19-year-old Paul Williams noticed he'd been followed by an account with the totally not suspicious username "lisajames419419," he dismissed it as a typical bot. But he was bored and curiosity got the best of him, so he clicked on the list of people "Lisa James" was following.That's when they discovered that she was following nearly 200 different Paul Williams.
Paul Williams (the original) wanted to get to the bottom of this, so he tried messaging the account. Shortly after he was BLOCKED.