Back in September, we wrote a post about someone who was impersonating Alex Lambert on Facebook and Formspring. Following our post, the person temporarily stopped posting to the Facebook account, and deactivated their Formspring. Unfortunately, they’re back in action!
The fake page is http://www.facebook.com/HandsThatHurt. This person has over 3,000 followers, and is now posting status updates that are damaging to Alex’s reputation: the last updates have been extremely crude, and one even asks “what would you do if i killed myself?” – which has received many shocked replies from fans who truly believe this is Alex speaking.
What can you do?
– According to Facebook’s help center, these are the steps to take:
If someone has created an account to impersonate or imitate someone, please go to the impostor profile and click “Report/block this person” at the bottom of the left column.
Check the “Report this Person” box, choose “Fake Profile” as the reason, and add “Impersonating a public figure or celebrity’ as the report type, or instead choose ‘Impersonating me or someone I know’, then type in Alex Lambert’s name in the ‘Who is being impersonated’ box and choose his real account from the list.
– Also, and perhaps more importantly, if you’ve already friended the site, keep posting comments letting people know that it’s fake, and asking them to unfriend and report the person. Some people started doing this already, and the fake user was deleting their comments, but if enough people post the word will get out.
In other Facebook-related news, Alex apparently doesn’t have access to his fan Facebook account – the http://www.facebook.com/#!/ALambertAI9 one. It seems that someone at If I Can Dream or Attention Span Media (the “Social Media Producers” for If I Can Dream) set the account up for him, and didn’t give him the password.
This is what Alex tweeted last night: “I want to announce a problem! We must have my Fan Facebook Profile Picture Changed! It’s killin me yall! And i can’t get anyone to change it so! Blow up iicd people and attention span or facebook or somebody to try and figure out how I get the PASSWORD!!!!!!!”
Umm Alex it would help if you gave us a little bit more info to go on here… but OK here goes.
Blowing up Facebook isn’t going to get anyone very far – it’s notoriously difficult to get back a Facebook page if you don’t have access to the e-mail account used to set it up. And If I Can Dream is kind of obviously over… who knows what happened to the people who were working for it, or if their Twitter and e-mail accounts are even monitored anymore. Attention Span Media on the other hand can be contacted here, and their Twitter is @attentionspan, so Alex fans, per Alex’s request, you know what to do!