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    Not sure where to put this. A few months back, my friend messaged me saying - why is there a profile of you called Sara Lou-x (which isn't my name) on Facebook and all their pics are of you? I was like WHAT. Did some investigating, found this profile and yes true to form - all the pics are of me.. this person is using my pictures and saying that I am her. she has added a lot of people on Facebook who I went to school with and who I know. She isn't nasty on the page, in fact she updates normal stuff like - going to the pub later etc. The thing is, all the people she has added have no idea who she is! apparently she just added them randomly and started being flirty with a lot of guys and asking to meet up and then blowing them off at the last min.

    anyway we sent her an email asking who the fuck she was and the profile disappeared. then a few days ago we realised that it was back. my sis sent her an email asking who she was and why she was such a loser to use other people's pics. she still hasn't deleted the profile or pics. I have reported to Facebook but they haven't done anything and I don't know what to do. Please can anyone help because I don't like the thought of people using my pictures (they aren't rude ones or anything) and I also don't like people to think of me as this flirty weirdo who adds random boys because I know the people she has added know me!!!!!!

  • #2
    Originally posted by little_tiny_flower View Post
    Not sure where to put this. A few months back, my friend messaged me saying - why is there a profile of you called Sara Lou-x (which isn't my name) on Facebook and all their pics are of you? I was like WHAT. Did some investigating, found this profile and yes true to form - all the pics are of me.. this person is using my pictures and saying that I am her. she has added a lot of people on Facebook who I went to school with and who I know. She isn't nasty on the page, in fact she updates normal stuff like - going to the pub later etc. The thing is, all the people she has added have no idea who she is! apparently she just added them randomly and started being flirty with a lot of guys and asking to meet up and then blowing them off at the last min.

    anyway we sent her an email asking who the fuck she was and the profile disappeared. then a few days ago we realised that it was back. my sis sent her an email asking who she was and why she was such a loser to use other people's pics. she still hasn't deleted the profile or pics. I have reported to Facebook but they haven't done anything and I don't know what to do. Please can anyone help because I don't like the thought of people using my pictures (they aren't rude ones or anything) and I also don't like people to think of me as this flirty weirdo who adds random boys because I know the people she has added know me!!!!!!

    Add/msg everyone she's adding/messaging and let them know who the real little_tiny_flower is. The only problem I could forsee is that people really might not be able to to tell who is who and you end up with a situation somewhat akin to the Southpark episode where a second Eric Cartman arrives from an alternate dimension.
    Last edited by Spliffie; 22-12-2010, 09:20 PM.
    Narrow souls I cannot abide,
    There's almost no good or evil inside.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Spliffie View Post
      and you end up with a situation somewhat akin to the Southpark episode where a second Eric Cartman arrives from an alternate dimension.
      Oh yea, a common problem :D

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      • #4
        There's a place on facebook where you can report somebody pretending to be you.
        "The exposure of truth sometimes results in tragedy... However! No matter how tragic the truth may be, it would be an even greater tragedy to avert one's eyes from it." ~Miles Edgeworth
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        If you don't like where you are, move. You are not a tree.
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        The truth of a proposition has nothing to do with its credibility, and vice versa.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Indrid Cold View Post
          There's a place on facebook where you can report somebody pretending to be you.
          Did that, I have asked loadsa people to report too and so far - nothing has been done

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          • #6
            Remember to keep your photos private in future!! x
            The headlights from passing cars
            They illuminate my face then leave me the dark
            The voice of Nirvana says, "Come as you are"
            And I will

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            • #7
              It's probably someone you know, no?
              I know why the caged bird sings, Only joy comes from song
              She's so rare and beautiful to others, Why not just set her free
              So she can fly, fly, fly
              Spreadin' her wings and her song
              Let her fly, fly fly
              For the whole world to see

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Broken-Angel View Post
                Remember to keep your photos private in future!! x
                Easier said than done.

                Someone could easily make a fake profile of me or you or anyone that's posted on the photo thread. Easily. Someone on your Facebook list could do it, really really easily.
                ...there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

                'Franki is a wise one. Even if she hides it well sometimes' ~ Scary Monster
                'that's because you're perfect Franki' ~ Broken-Angel
                'I salute you Franki' ~ **helen**
                'I agree with everything that Franki has said' ~ Melian
                'You're a genius' ~ piccolo
                'Franki's right as usual' ~ James

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                • #9
                  Okay sorry :/
                  The headlights from passing cars
                  They illuminate my face then leave me the dark
                  The voice of Nirvana says, "Come as you are"
                  And I will

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                  • #10
                    No, I see what you're saying, but it's one of those things that could happen no matter how careful you are about who sees photos of you. Unless you post no photos of yourself whatsoever and don't allow anybody else to take photos of you ever, there's always a chance someone could make a fake profile of you *shrug*.
                    ...there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

                    'Franki is a wise one. Even if she hides it well sometimes' ~ Scary Monster
                    'that's because you're perfect Franki' ~ Broken-Angel
                    'I salute you Franki' ~ **helen**
                    'I agree with everything that Franki has said' ~ Melian
                    'You're a genius' ~ piccolo
                    'Franki's right as usual' ~ James

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Broken-Angel View Post
                      Remember to keep your photos private in future!! x
                      My pics are private, the pics which are being used were not taken by myself. I was tagged in a friend's album and obviously her pics aren't private!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by katralla View Post
                        It's probably someone you know, no?
                        My bf thinks that. the thing is, I don't see the point if it is someone who I know. Because if it is my friend, I would already be friends with them on Facebook. and if they are an enemy, they would write nasty things about me!

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                        • #13
                          Add a 'Copyright' on all of your photos.

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                          • #14
                            how would that help?
                            I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most;
                            'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.

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                            • #15
                              You could, erm, not use Facebook? I mean, it's not obligatory.

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