Deleting profile

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Years ago, this profile was made using my name without my knowledge. I have tried to have this deleted several times and even purchased an account for 1 month in hopes of having my name/profile deleted.

http://m.imdb.com/name/nm6181959/
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Chelsea: The only factor that will influence whether this profile, and the one credit on that page, are kept or not is whether the credit is true. Purchasing an IMDbPro subscription has nothing to do with removing the credit or profile.

Did you, in fact, work as the set dresser for the film Pocket Listing (2015)? Are you credited as such in that film? If you didn't do that work, did anyone else named Chelsea Okata do that work? 
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I was not the set dresser. I was one of several people who helped the set dresser. I helped for only a couple days and I was not paid. My name should not be attached to that film or any film. I do not work in the film industry. It was only a favor. I never had a title and didn’t wish to.

Thank you.
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Chelsea

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Hi Mr. Needham,
Would you be able to help me further? Thank you.
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Chelsea

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Hello,
On the past, I’ve tried to delete this page using this process and did not receive any responses. I’ve explained that this I information is not accurate and I’d like this page deleted. Is there anything you can do to make this happen?
Thank you!
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Chelsea

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The link that you’ve sent only seems to let me request an edit. I don’t see an option to request that my name be deleted.
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Seeing that you are listed in the credits as set dresser, IMDb does not delete factual information.

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Chelsea

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I see that my name is on the credit list, however what I am saying is that it should have never been on that list or on this site. The fact is that I did not work as a set dresser. The fact is that someone entered the wrong information and it is my name that they mistakenly used.
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James F Tomlinson Jr

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It may be possible that more than one Chelsea Okata exists.  Just food for thought.
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Chelsea

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It is possible that another person of that name exists, but it is extremely unlikely that they would also be associated with his film. The set designer was dressing the sets herself. That is how small this production was.
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Chelsea: The most likely explanation is that the producers, or whoever prepared the credits, gave you a higher title than you were expecting. You may have been helping the set dresser, but according to the film credits they designated you as being a set dresser yourself. But in that case, I don't think any change to the IMDb listing is appropriate.

IMDb generally doesn't second-guess what title a person should be entitled to on a film. See https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/i-worked-on-a-title-but-did-not-recei...#: 
Unless radically different, credited work on a movie supersedes similar uncredited work on the same movie. For example, if you were a stunt driver and a stunt rigger on a production and received on-screen credit (and are listed on our site) as "stunt performer", your existing credit already covers your work on the movie. There is no need to submit an uncredited stunt driver or stunt rigger entry. 
Since you are claiming to have been an assistant set dresser, or something like that, and were credited as a set dresser, your set dresser credit would take precedence.

I hope this helps.
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Chelsea

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Yes, I understand. My issue is that I don’t believe I deserved any title and having this page and my name on here makes me very uncomfortable.
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Johan Aders

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Dear Chelsea, I know of people who have the same problem. Imdb is a great site, but they use personal info without permission. I know first hand that several Dutch actors/stunt people are speaking to lawyers and internet security specialists, to research if imdb is out of line here, because they refuse to delete credits and or bios. If they find legal ground, they will take action. I hope to let you know more, soon!
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Claymore,

I'm going say that the amount of "false information, fake news, slander and libel" on this site approaches 0%. After all, notice that none of the people advocating for the suppression of publicly available information are advocating that the information is false. They just want to disassociate themselves from factual information.
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claymore

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0% interesting.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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What I always find interesting is that no person..... not a one, can ever give a "good" reason for the information deletion. I cannot see how anything that is listed here would be detrimental in a resume. Ever!
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Jeorj Euler

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The unauthorized filmography of person can misrepresent him/her in the sense that he/she won't necessarily know enough about the some of the items in the filmography to effectively answer interview questions about those items. That's often (but not always) exactly the "damage" faced by job seekers.
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Johan Aders

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Claymore and CliffJ.
It doesn't matter if it's interesting or a good reason in your opinion or not. It's not an ego question. Some people just don't want personal information (bios, date of birth, etc.) on the internet. They have no facebook accounts, or have removed all private info from facebook and other media, and they would want the same for their imdb pages. Is that so hard to understand that this is important enough for some people? This is what the GDPR is all about after all.
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