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Jan 082011
 

UPDATE: The fake site has been shut down! Good work guys!

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.

And remember, Alex’s real Facebook pages are:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1153893004 (his personal account) and
http://www.facebook.com/ALambertAI9 (his fan page).

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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!

  47 Responses to “Alex Lambert Facebook Impersonator Strikes Again!”

Comments (47)
  1. I just can’t believe someone would pretend to be him… and on top of that, post such horrible things. DISGUSTS ME!

  2. I agree Cecily!!! Last night I was reading on how long it usually takes for fake profiles to be removed and it doesn’t look good. Lots of angry posts about how Facebook doesn’t care and such. So keep reporting the fake profile, but most of all (those who can) keep leaving comments on the page alerting everyone that it’s a FAKE profile. I can’t believe people still believe it’s him. :blink:

  3. I couldn’t choose “Me or someone else” as report type, but I still reported it. Hope it works!

  4. Matilda: I couldn’t choose “Me or someone else” as report type, but I still reported it. Hope it works!  

    I chose “impersonating celebrity or other public figure”.

  5. So you cant comment on that page if you are not friends with it huh?? I guess its up to Marianne, Tracy and Freddy to post their little hearts out…for the rest of us I guess all we can do is report report report. :angry:

    • Ah right Molly that’s what I chose.

      You can only report once, so EVERYone’s gotta do it. But yeah, like Molly says, I don’t have much faith in Facebook doing anything about it, so comment away!

      I wonder whether the person’s last status update is them giving up. I also wonder if this person needs psychological counselling haha.

      ETA Yes, Matilda, I can.

  6. Molly: I chose “impersonating celebrity or other public figure”.  (Reply)

    Yeah, I think that’s what I chose too. Just a question, can you guys still see the fake profile?

  7. LindaW: Soyou cant comment on that page if you are not friends with it huh?? I guess its up to Marianne, Tracy and Freddy to post their little hearts out…for the rest of us I guess all we can do is report report report.   

    I guess being dumb enough to “friend” the bogus site is actually a bit helpful now! :blink:

  8. Weird… I can’t see it anymore. Ever since I reported it, I’m getting a “Not Found” message.

  9. I’ve ve reported it more than once.. If you go back and click on the ‘report’ thing, it says you can’t cause you’ve already reported it, but just click ‘submit’ when that comes up, and it let’s you do it again!

  10. Matilda: Weird… I can’t see it anymore. Ever since I reported it, I’m getting a “Not Found” message.  

    Matilda, I think maybe you chose the “Report AND Block” option which is why you can’t see it anymore. Maybe?

  11. LindaW: Soyou cant comment on that page if you are not friends with it huh?? I guess its up to Marianne, Tracy and Freddy to post their little hearts out…for the rest of us I guess all we can do is report report report.   

    Ha ha…well, I was gonna friend it just so I could comment, but then I thought better of it…. :tongue:

  12. I just sent a message to Attention Span Media so Alex can get his password. This is what I said:

    I’m not sure if y’all know this or can help, but Alex wants the password to his Facebook Fanpage. He never got it, so he’s not able to run it or post anything he wants on there. Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/ALambertAI9
    and y’all obviously know his Twitter is: http://twitter.com/truealexlambert
    -To get in contact with him. Please help if you can!

    • Hmm yeah you’re right, I reported it again!
      But I realized when doing it that what the Facebook instructions say to do – including the address of the real account – isn’t possible unless you choose the ‘impersonating me or someone I know’ option… I don’t know what’s better – what do you all think?

      Also maybe it’s not a good idea if we all report them a million times each. They might just take us for crazy spammers then? Dunno…

  13. LindaW:
    Ha ha…well, I was gonna friend it just so I could comment, but then I thought better of it….   

    ^^ Oh lord I mean to reply to Marianne ha ha…replied to myself, what a dork…I better get off here and head out :((( Have a great day everyone!!

  14. Molly: Matilda, I think maybe you chose the “Report AND Block” option which is why you can’t see it anymore. Maybe?  (Reply)

    Oh, that might be it!

  15. LindaW:
    ^^ Oh lord I mean to reply to Marianne ha ha…replied to myself, what a dork…I better get off here and head out :((( Have a great day everyone!!  

    Ahem. . .one dork to another!! :wink:

  16. Marianne: Ahem. . .one dork to another!!   (Reply)

    Hey us dorks gotta stick together….hee hee. :tongue:

  17. LindaW:
    Hey us dorks gotta stick together….hee hee.   

    Marianne:
    Ahem. . .one dork to another!!   

    We could start a club!

  18. Cathy: We could start a club!  (Reply)

    Lets Doooooo it…haaaa! :tongue:

  19. Can you believe that there is a person scolding me for being “mean” to the “Fake” Alex on that FB account???
    All the comments I left last night were deleted.

  20. I think Alex should make a YouTube video about the fake profile. There’s no denying that type of evidence :)

  21. @Matilda good idea!

  22. Matilda: I think Alex should make a YouTube video about the fake profile. There’s no denying that type of evidence :)  

    I agree with Cecily – that’s a REALLY good idea!! Now – – to get Alex to do it??!

  23. That is the challenge! He’s following you guys so maybe you could tweet him about it? I doubt he’ll see it if I tweet him :)

  24. @Matilda he’s not following you?? He’ll still see what you tweet! But we needa get that boy to follow you!

  25. Nope, not following me! He could see it, but it’ll most likely drown in all those other tweets :ermm:

  26. The fake site is shut down!

    Alex is having a twitter party right now – 5:45PM EST. Go, he wants to party!

  27. Kassandra: Victory!!! Yay!!!  

    Yayyyy! Now hopefully they are gone for good….. :w00t:

  28. Good job guys!! I knew that when anyone messed with Alex we’d all have his back and get stuff done! :wink:

    They better stay away for good this time! :getlost:

  29. Wow! That’s great news!! It’s feels great to think with our efforts we got something done! Maybe she did it herself, but I’d like to think we had a hand in it! Great job everybody!!

  30. YAYYY! We’re sucha great team!!! NO ONE messes with Alex Lambert cuz we will SHUT THEM DOWN!! Hahahah :biggrin: :heart:

  31. Congratulations ! I’ve been worrying but I didn’t comment because I didn’t know what to do. You are real angels.

  32. Katherine: YAYYY! We’re sucha great team!!! NO ONE messes with Alex Lambert cuz we will SHUT THEM DOWN!! Hahahah   (Reply)

    Yea Katherine, we’re a force to be reckoned with. haha :lol:
    No one messes with Alex and gets away with it. hee hee :wink:

  33. Good Job!

  34. Katherine: YAYYY! We’re sucha great team!!! NO ONE messes with Alex Lambert cuz we will SHUT THEM DOWN!! Hahahah   (Reply)

    We’re angels, but we’re bad ass, avenging angels — the best kind. :angel: :devil:

  35. Janet: We’re angels, but we’re bad ass, avenging angels — the best kind.   (Reply)

    I like that comment very much. :lol:
    Your right Janet. :angel: :devil: :whistle:

  36. huh? she?

  37. no name: huh? she?  

    Apparently the impersonator is NOT a she.

  38. Cathy: Apparently the impersonator is NOT a she.  (Reply)

    Does that mean we have a guy impersonating a girl impersonating Alex??? :blink: :blink:

  39. HAHA i no joke JUST got that dude to delete the fake profile.. i just posted this site on every status he had and on his wall and he deleted it.. fuckin hilarious

    • Way to go Jess!! Oh, and it’s a girl, not a dude… and NOT Cecily like the faker posted right before deleting it (again)…. just trying to ruin her reputation before going down in flames!!

      And thanks to everyone else who posted that it was fake… phew!

  40. Jess: HAHA i no joke JUST got that dude to delete the fake profile.. i just posted this site on every status he had and on his wall and he deleted it.. fuckin hilarious  

    Yes it’s definitely a girl. What’s bizarre is that I did exactly what you did by pasting this post on the comments that you skipped and mine got deleted. She actually deleted me from her friends’ list. I’m surprised that didn’t happen to you, but I suppose she didn’t like it when I called her out as being an impostor. She had an agenda today. I wouldn’t be surprised if she returns in the future. With what I witnessed she has some serious issues and needs help.

  41. Lauren: Yes it’s definitely a girl. What’s bizarre is that I did exactly what you did by pasting this post on the comments that you skipped and mine got deleted. She actually deleted me from her friends’ list. I’m surprised that didn’t happen to you, but I suppose she didn’t like it when I called her out as being an impostor. She had an agenda today. I wouldn’t be surprised if she returns in the future. With what I witnessed she has some serious issues and needs help.  (Reply)

    Yes, Lauren. I think your right. She does have issues. What and why, I don’t know. She deleted me as a friend too, from the last time, we got her shut down. This time I was able to see all her wall posts but I was not able to make comments. So, great job to all the people who got her shut down this time. lol :lol:

  42. That page is still up!!!!!

  43. Ariel:
    That page is still up!!!!!

    I know I saw it last week and reported it again, like that does any good… :( sucks!!

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