Trainers, Niantic is very serious when it comes down to breaking the ToS. They’re so strict that they even started to terminate those accounts that failed to change their ‘style’ of playing Pokemon Go and kept on violating Pokemon Go’s ToS and Trainer Guidelines.
Back in July, 2018, Niantic introduced the new Three-Strike cheating policy, giving spoofers/cheaters three chances to change their way of playing the game and keep their accounts safe. Some kept on playing and eventually lost their accounts.
Niantic sent a termination notice to Pokemon Go spoofers/cheaters and here is what is says.
Niantic’s banhammer is ‘thirsty for blood’ and permabans are now real, so play fair and have fun!
For more on the Three-Strike Cheating policy see this link.