Report: #1499938

Complaint Review: Thane Koi - CA

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  • Reported By: Stefan Studer Photography — Los Angeles California United States
  • Thane Koi CA United States

Thane Koi Thane Koi has provided to me social media marketing service for my Instagram and Twitter account with fake "Followers" and "Likes" for over 2 years (2016 to 2019). CA

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As an established celebrity and fashion photographer I was looking to explore starting a social media platform with Instagram and Twitter, Thane Kai presented himself to me as a talented Social Media Expert. He promised to me that he would gain my Instagram and Twitter Followers to sky-rocking numbers. His monthly service request was $250.

Thane was able to improve over the time of 2 years my Instagram Followers number to over 80K. Very excitingly my posts got me often to over 1500 "Likes", in one equation even to 20K. Of course I was very exited but those activities but at the same time I was skeptical about the quality of my followers with very bizarre profiles mostly from the Middle East. Their profiles where very average and didn't look at all associated to my photography industry. Young girls and duds with car pictures and annoying selfies.

I did reminded Thane many times about my concerns but he always assured me that all those followers where  new strong young followers and potential clients for me.

At the end of 2018 Instagram changed some settings to avoid operating with fake followers. That action created a big negative impact in Thane Koi's service. He was no longer able to gain my account with new followers.

He still would consistently promise to me that there was a little "bug" to be fixed before my Instagram would keep going up as in the past. On some point he even mentioned that he was getting help from a very qualified  expert with the name Pauly... probably a fake person.

At this point of course I did stop paying his monthly fees of $250. After all I have spend close to $6000 to Thane Koi's service over the time period between 2016 and 2019.  I have given Thane many chances with patiently to set up things right and was very professional with my payments!

Since my departure from Thane Koi's Social Media involvement, my Instagram posts create now only a small fraction of likes. Even some of them with well known names or subjects that should create easily 2K likes getting me now only up to a 100 likes!!!  I gain very few new followers.  After all my trust and investment in Thane Koi's service, I feel very very frustrated and deeply disappointed that I have trusted in a cheater,  scammer and con-man! Never ever I have gotten a new client or work assignment of my social media appearance! 

I have copied some of our conversations with Thane Koi's text dialogues as proof in the photo section.

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