Report impersonation accounts


How do I report an impersonation violation?

If you believe an account is posing as you or your brand, you or your authorized representative can file a report in our Help Center

If you believe an account is misusing the identity of somebody else, you can flag it as a bystander by reporting directly from the account’s profile.

You do not need a X account to report impersonation on X.


What happens when X receives a valid report?

Upon receipt of an impersonation report, we will investigate the reported account to determine if it violates the X Rules. Accounts determined to be in violation of our Misleading and deceptive identities policy will either be suspended or asked to update the account(s) so they no longer violate our policies.

Reporting an impersonation account is separate from account verification. Read more about verified accounts.


Can I request a specific username? 

We generally do not accept individual requests for inactive or suspended usernames. 


Someone is using my email address, what can I do?

Are you trying to create a new account, but you're told your email address or phone number is already in use? This support article outlines how your email address may already be in use and how to resolve the issue.


What if my company is being impersonated or my trademarked brand is being misused?

Companies and businesses should report accounts misusing their trademarks or brand by filing a complaint under our trademark policy. Please review the Trademark Policy page, as there is specific information we will need to process your claim.

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