You might want to be careful using Pokémon GO right now as it appears there is a new bug going around in the game that could make you lose your account. A new post from The Silph Road is reporting that one of their biggest community members ran into an error where their account had simply vanished, forcing them to start a new one. They were able to register the same username and were forced to start back at Level 1 (after losing the Level 40 account) with no Pokémon saved. Everything they had accomplished with that account… gone.
According to Future Game Releases, Niantic responded to the requests for help with the account, but their response was less than encouraging as they could not even tell the player what happened to the account in the first place. Only that they’re investigating the issue. Sadly, the player is not alone as now multiple accounts of this are coming in having started to take place in late-April, and no one can seem to identify what caused their accounts to vanish. If you’re paranoid about losing your Pokémon GO account, it might be a good idea to take some time away from the game until they solve the issue.