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Old 05-02-2009, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default WARNING: External Impersonations

Over the past few months, there have been issues with fake accounts pretending to be affiliated with the sites showing up places like MySpace, YouTube, and now Twitter. We have been trying to deal with them quietly but they appear to be escalating, so we thought we should make sure everyone is aware of the situation.

This person's M.O. is to create user ids associated with me or the sites like "GlennFreyOnline," "eaglesonlinecentral"," "Nancy K (sodascouts)" etc. and then attempt to friend people / leave comments as me (or, more recently, as Maleah). Usually they will duplicate personal information such as location, age, etc. and in some cases even link to legitimate personal profiles in an attempt to appear more "authentic." So, to clarify:

All others sites/users claiming affiliation are frauds. This is also true if you see any account using my full name. Other than Facebook, I have no user ids which are my full name.

If you receive a friends request/follow from someone claiming to be me or anyone from the sites/board, please investigate it before accepting it. At the rate this person is going, odds are it is probably fake. If in doubt, just send me a PM on here. If you have already done so, just block/delete her.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: WARNING: External Impersonations

Thanks for the warning Nancy! We'll keep vigilant!
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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How very sad that there are people who choose to spend so much of their time doing this type of crap! Too bad they can't focus their energy on doing something more positive and productive. Hopefully, reporting them to these sites will remedy the situation.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:51 PM   #4
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Wait... You mean the MySpace user I added - nancywantsGFsbaybeez4eva!!1 - ISN'T YOU?

On a serious note, it is sad, and must be endlessly frustrating for you. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:00 PM   #5
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Same here! If someone claiming to be me or with an ID close enough to mine to make you think it is me tries to add you or contact you in anyway......PM me on here and make sure it's me! Hopefully everyone would have known that it wasn't me that commented on the EOC page anyway as that's just not the type of language I use. Although Nancy is pretty stinkin' awesome!
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:31 PM   #6
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Yeah, I just deleted that comment along with a new, uglier one.

Fun times.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:31 AM   #7
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I did receive an alert about Twitter but don't have a clue what it even is so I deleted it. Did you send an alert out about your My Space having a Twitter account now?
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:20 PM   #8
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I agree with Dreamer, it is sad people have to try to ruin something just because. Will keep watch and let you(?) know if something comes up. So sorry for the extra work and worry this is causing you,Soda and Maleah too.
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:20 PM   #9
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Thanks for the support guys.

AEF - yes, I did - trying to get the word out! It seems to be working, too, as the number of "Followers" is increasing. Thanks again!
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:14 PM   #10
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I am so sorry about this, but it is one of the reasons why I haven't joined any of these sites and won't be joining the EOC ones.
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