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John Byrne

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Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 19 February 2021 at 12:59pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

LINK

Not me.

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Petter Myhr Ness
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Joined: 02 July 2009
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Posted: 19 February 2021 at 1:13pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

It says it's a fan page, but still that's incredibly misleading. To put it nicely.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 19 February 2021 at 1:22pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

It says “John Byrne is on Facebook.”
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 19 February 2021 at 2:18pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

That's Facebook itself, not the page, because it uses the name of the profile - which disingenuously is "John Byrne". I checked the profile, and it says that it's a fan page. But even with that information, it's still fraudulent and should be reported.

And 38,602 followers. Jees...  



Edited by Petter Myhr Ness on 19 February 2021 at 2:19pm
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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 19 February 2021 at 2:44pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I just reported it as fake.
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James Woodcock
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Joined: 21 September 2007
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Posted: 19 February 2021 at 2:51pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

It’s gone as far as I can tell
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Brian Hughes
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Joined: 15 June 2015
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Posted: 19 February 2021 at 2:57pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I believe that was the FB page the "John Byrne Draws" guy was using up until he decided to stop posting altogether.  He stopped posting there in April, just never closed the page.

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Simon Bowland
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Joined: 16 April 2004
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Posted: 20 February 2021 at 4:55am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I tried reporting THIS ONE last night but Facebook responded, claiming there's "nothing wrong with it".
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Mark McKay
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Posted: 20 February 2021 at 7:53am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Yes, I think JB would have to report that one himself?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 20 February 2021 at 8:30am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

How do I do that without JOINING Facebook?
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Simon Bowland
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Posted: 20 February 2021 at 8:50am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

JB - looks like you can't. I did some digging, the Facebook help page says "ask a friend with an account to report the page/content". When I tried last night to report the page in question, I couldn't use the "pretending to be someone" option because that only works if the "someone" in question has their own Facebook account. It's ridiculous. Whoever owns the page I linked to earlier is clearly just using your name and image to drive links to their YouTube channel.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 20 February 2021 at 9:30am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I suppose I can understand to some extent why Facebook would require some hoops to be jumped thru. Wouldn’t want someone trying to sabotage a legitimate page.
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