Page created of me, including my personal information without consent.

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So I've had several people tell me they found me on IMDb so I checked it out. It turns out, someone wrote about a paragraph about me, including some details that are false or personal. I am not an actress or model, or in anyway affiliated with IMDb, and I do not understand why my information is public. I do not understand why someone has the ability to create a biography about me, and I have made several attempts to remove it. All of these attempts have been ignored, and I am now incredibly angry. 
In addition to that, few colleges which I've applied to have contacted me in regards to the page and I have no response because I don't know why it is there.
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Angela: I assume that you don't want to post your full name here or a link to your IMDb page, because then everyone would be able to see the content that you object to. So I'm going to keep my comments general.

Have you received an on-screen credit for working on any movie or television show that is listed in IMDb? If so, then it is public information that you worked on the movie/television show, and that would explain why there is a page about you on IMDb. That is not to justify whatever else is said about you on IMDb, because I don't know what that is; it's only to justify the existence of the page at all.

Regarding the inclusion of details that are "false or personal", IMDb makes a distinction between those two kinds of issues. They are willing to remove statements that turn out to be false, but they are much more reluctant to remove true information just because the person doesn't want it to be posted.

Hopefully an IMDb staffer will post here to provide you with further advice, but if you need to contact IMDb privately, which may be better for your situation, you can contact them directly through the form at http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/contact_form.

I realize that this post may not be particularly helpful to you, but as I said, I don't know who you are or what the IMDb says about you, so I can't evaluate the problem directly. I hope this helps.
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Sometimes name pages are created while credits are pending. Sometimes pages get orphaned when credits are merged between two incorrectly created name pages. It can take a while for them to be removed.

Deleting anything seems to be one of the longer processes for IMDB. (probably as a safety measure)
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Closed Account/Nobody,

There might be credits or other data suppressed from your view. Also, for many reasons, some pages with nothing displayed are purposely kept that way for a period of time.

Your comments are pretty irrelevant and does not mean the question should not have been asked as the answer might have revealed helpful details.

I am not sure why you feel the need to jump into every discussion just to criticize and call out things others say when they know far more about what they're talking about than you seem to. If you cannot help, it's probably best to skip it and let Vincent, Dan and gromit do what they do.
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There might be credits or other data suppressed from your view. Also, for many reasons, some pages with nothing displayed are purposely kept that way for a period of time.
Thanks, although you're responding to a reply I posted nearly a year ago (November 26 2014).  In a separate discussion thread, just three days later (November 29 2014). I admitted that I had come to understand that there are various reasons why such pages exist.
If you cannot help, it's probably best to skip it and let
Vincent, Dan and gromit do what they do.
Thanks for the advice (albeit, FWIW, Gromit and Bob The Moo clicked "Like" on my reply that you're criticizing).  I'll apologize if the tone of my reply was interpreted as disrespectful of anything anyone had said.  I intend no such disrespect.
Your comments are pretty irrelevant and
does not mean the question should not have been asked ....
I never said  (nor would I ever say, nor ever intend to imply) that
"the question should not have been asked."
You won't catch me saying any such thing about anyone's questions
(except, perhaps, for some of my own).
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But where you say something false, on this board particularly, it should be corrected. Other people read these things and they might not have any idea you changed your mind three days later somewhere else.
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.... "people read these things and they might not have any idea you changed your mind three days later somewhere else" [in a separate thread].
Fair point.  I regret that I had neglected to follow-up in this thread
after my 2014 reply  (until today in response to your notes).

My final note here  (just to close this out):
By July 2015 I belatedly learned that in August 2014, staff member Niallto had pointed out that "...there are many reasons why a name page may appear to be empty but in fact is not";  and, regarding those that are empty, Niallto wrote that IMDb is "...aware that there are a large number of pages on the site that no longer have any data attached, [and IMDb is] looking into an efficient method of cleaning these up."
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It's possible the page may not even be about you. There are many people in the world with the same first and last name.

For example there are more than 200 people on IMDB with the name John Smith:
http://www.imdb.com/find?q=john+smith&&s=nm&ref_=fn_al_nm_mr

Imagine the thousands of other John Smiths in the world coming here wondering "why is there a name page about me?" when in fact, none of them may be about them.

People using google to do background checks need to wise up and realize that IMDB catalogs everyone with credits in the film industry and many of them share names with people who are not in the film industry.

If as you say a good portion of the information is not accurate to you anyway, you would likely be perfectly justified to inform people that it is someone else who simply shares your name.

I've met 4 other people (online) in the world with my first and last name, one of them even works in the same field as me so we have some overlap on google results. There could be 1000 more with my name who are not google ranked yet.

Employers/schools who put all of their trust in google to be able to identify someone and their background are always going to be problematic regardless whether they pull their info from IMDB or somewhere else. Names are simply not unique in the world.
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Vincent,

I had considered that the IMDb page the original poster references, is about someone with the same name. It is a distinct probability.

When I started working on the family tree for my last name, I discovered that there are at least 8 people alive with my first and last name. One of these people and I also share the same first, middle and last name. I'm related to all of these people.

Regardless, there are strange things about the page:
  1. The biography mentions nothing that would lead one to believe that the page is about someone in the entertainment industry.
  2. There are no credits associated with the main page.
  3. Alternate Names: List two people two people who only show up together with the person's name on this IMDb page. This leads me to believe that this is may not be a legitimate entry.
  4. All three names are uncommon. I only find two individuals with the original name in the United States. One who lives in California, the other New York. The first alternate name has three individuals, one of whom lives in California. The second alternate name only has one individual who lives in the Washington DC area.
  5. The person who wrote the biography has the same last name as the name of the person on the credit page. There are two people with that name, one of whom lives in California. The person who wrote the biography only has one entry associated with her name on IMDb.
  6. There are no credits for the
Based upon the above, it appears that the IMDb entry is about the second person who happens to live in California. The person who wrote the biography is likely to be a relative of the first. There is a strong probably that the IMDb credit page may have been created by the same relative who did not understand that the page should be for people associated with film or television production.
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Thank you for getting back to me. 
I understand the person who apparently posted the information has the same last name as me. Unfortunately, that solves nothing because that is my mother, who does not know what IMDb is. I don't know if someone created this page as some sort of joke or not, but to answer the questions above, no, I have not been in any works for the entertainment industry.
That is why I'm very confused as to why this page even exists. I am being very persistent about removing it because all of the biography is indeed based on me and where I live. Unfortunately I've found that IMDb is very hesitant about removing information. What should I do?
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Also Dan Dassow: That is interesting, but I was born in the late 1990's, so that seems impossible. 
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If the page contains no valid credits and you don't even work in entertainment, it does kind of surprise me that IMDB would not simply delete the page entirely.

Not having seen the page, it's hard for me to make any assumptions beyond that.

What I do know is it's a holiday week, this is likely something that a staff member would need to follow up on and I don't have any idea if we will see staff on these boards between now and Monday.
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Hi Angela -

Just adding a delayed response here, the page has now been removed from the site.
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Hi Michelle,

I am in the same boat as Angela. An IMDb account was created on my behalf without my knowledge or consent. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3894833/

I never would have given authority for this and surprised IMDb doesn't conduct some kind of check? 

This page is effecting current employment and future job prospects as I am employed by the Australian government as a teacher. This is quite frankly making my life miserable and effecting the relationships I have with peers and students.

I have tried contacting IMDb several ways but it is becoming extremely frustrating. Could this page be removed ASAP. I am happy to provide identification to prove that this is in fact my name on the page.

Kind regards,

Koren
korenkidis@yahoo.com.au


 
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The information on IMDb is all public information. No one needs to contact people to ask them whether it can be listed or not (and it'd be nearly impossible to do that anyway, in most cases, as they'd have no contact information).

Are you sure this page refers to you and not someone of a same/similar name? The page suggests some of the credits appeared as Koren Kouspakidis.

Have you worked on those titles and do you know if you were credited on screen?

Corrections can be made if there are errors but correct data will not be removed.
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Data can and should be removed. Very simple and easy to do.
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Data can and should be removed
So, you think IMDb should close up shop? There's not much left with no data...being a database and all. Simple indeed...flip the switch to off on the servers...