Copycat stranger eerily recreates woman's entire Instagram feed

A UK woman says she's been confronted with the "dangers of social media" after claiming a stranger had creepily replicating all of her sister's Instagram photos.

Linzi Cowan posted on Facebook with screenshots from the Instagram account 'honeybasra18xo', where almost every photo was an exact replica of one from her sister Chloe Cowan's Instagram feed.

"My sister Chloe is at Dundee university and another girl living in Dundee (who my sister wasn't aware of until this week) has been re-enacting her life on Instagram for almost two years," Linzi wrote.

A post from Chloe Cowan (left) and her mystery copycat (right).
A post from Chloe Cowan (left) and her mystery copycat (right). Photo credit: Facebook.

In the post, Linzi says the mystery user recreated poses, outfits and even captions from her sister Chloe. The stranger even went as far as to act out scenes from photographs of Chloe and her recently-deceased father.

The mystery woman is thought to live in Dundee, a city in eastern Scotland where Chloe is a student.

A post from Chloe Cowan (left) and her mystery copycat (right).
A post from Chloe Cowan (left) and her mystery copycat (right). Photo credit: Facebook

In the now-deleted post, Linzi said her sister was terrified, and said she wanted to draw attention to the "dangers of social media".

"This girl's stalking behaviour is to the extreme of re-enacting videos of a photo album that Chloe posted of my dad who passed away. Gives me the shivers when I think about it," she wrote.

"Her behaviour is not OK and I just wanted this out in the open for people to be aware of just how scary social media can be.

"My sister should not have to hide away in worry of her every move being stalked by another girl! Imitation is flattering but this is just too far."

A post from Chloe Cowan (left) and her mystery copycat (right).
A post from Chloe Cowan (left) and her mystery copycat (right). Photo credit: Facebook.

The stranger's Instagram has now been deleted, but the Daily Mail took screenshots, showing the clear resemblance.

One picture shows Chloe leaning against her bedroom wall, wearing black jeans and open-toed shoes, with a black crop top. In a photo from the copycat's feed, she has replicated the outfit and the pose with eerie accuracy - complete with an almost-identical caption.

A post from Chloe Cowan (left) and her mystery copycat (right).
A post from Chloe Cowan (left) and her mystery copycat (right). Photo credit: Facebook.

Linzi's Facebook post was shared more than 11,000 times after she posted it this week, but wrote in a following post she was forced to delete it after coming to national media attention. Linzi also said she's alerted Glasgow police to the alleged stalking.

The real identity of 'honeybasra18xo' is so far undetermined.

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