Mass vandalism/hoax entries

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On Wikidata, we are currently investigating a user who, over a two year period of time, provided 15,000 edits over 700 items (pages), all of which are movie related and using IMdb as a reference. Also note, the user has used a couple sock/ip accounts. 
I was hoping that IMDb could also look in to the user(s). We are using
Herbie: One Last Ride (2019) found at www.imdb.com/title/tt9483062/
and the two primary artists https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10344932/ and https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10344932/
as a starting point. On WD, the user has created a well connected web of hoaxes, weaving both legitimate additions with additions that are "problematic".
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Posted 9 months ago

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Vincent Fournols

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Hi,

the "two primary artists" are identical...!
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oops. 
I don't see an edit button. So here is the 2nd guy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1930572/ 
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Vincent Fournols

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(Once it has been replied or commented, you cannot edit anymore)
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Looks like this is in multiple sites.
https://en.everybodywiki.com/Herbie:_One_Last_Ride
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Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out to us about this, please contact us through our private messaging system to provide more details regarding this. 

Thank you! 
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this is not mass vandalism/hoax this is just trying to promote the movie.
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I know the guy who did the edits. but not 15,000 edits, seems something may have possibly took over the account because edits were made that did not have to do with anything of the movie. so none of us have edited it on real wikipedia since 2017 the fact that we did is a lie!
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this is not an "investigation" Because I am here to reveal what I did wrong and what was not done by myself, I have no clue how the supposed 15,000 edits even happened.
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so if you want to talk to me about it reply thank you! :)
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by the way, the 15,000 edits was vandilism but the fact that it has to do with herbie: One Last Ride is false! we made 0 edits on wikipedia for "Herbie: One Last Ride" but made at least 10 to 20 edits for a cast member that was in a different film at the time (back in 2017)
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Vincent Fournols

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I hope some day you grow up...
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I mean if you don’t believe me that’s yourchoice, but for privacy reasons I don’t want to be Interrogated for something like this at the age of 15 and I know by heart i did not do, and or did not mean to do. I would just like everyone to know that.
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I do believe you. This is precisely why I wish you grow up some day...
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Okay, well now that I have explain that I do however feel bad for the damage that I know I have done to Wikipedia back in December 2017 so I was and still do plain on staying away from editing anything else on there again since then, but is there any issues being caused as of today, because some people (wiki admin) say that there are which is mysterious because me my self any of my friends that I know of have not edited a single thing on offical wikipedia this year. I was sent links to some Jim account that I previously owned but never used since 2017 in fact it got banned in 2017, and it is some how still editing random pages that I don’t know of. But I never touched the account myself. So please, if there is anything recent let me know and I’ll take a look at it.