Yup, and I have already reported 3 that had been deleted as they are all duplicate, not just in name but also in picture, and they do not exist in the real location hence, they approved it. One of that which is my first reported portal is just about half a kilometer from my house and it was pointed to someone’s house in the edge of the village but it was named as the village water tower and a picture of the tower from far away is used. I even go to the distance of capturing the village (gym location) via Google Earth and send it to Niantic so it was clearly shown there that the gym marker is not really on the spot were the water tower is located. So what they do is deleted the reported gym location and then they promote the real water tower location which is a pokestop into a gym.
I do that to be able to help clean up the current portal mess created and approved by their trusted Ingress players. Also to let them know that despite of my then Level 2 Ingress account, someone who cares about Ingress portal or PoGo pokestop/gym could still be of actual help, and not just be needed to be Level 10 on Ingress or Level 40 in PoGo to be trusted to submit POI. I just hope they will see that in general and make them have a second thought about their policy and requirement for POI submission that will be implemented in PoGo some day.