User adding false credits

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This user is adding false credits to this name page..It has added false credits to the new Criminal Minds show as well as Nickelodeon's School of Rock etc and may be adding more info since his contribs claim 25+ contribution..how do I know that this user is the one adding it since there is no way a normal user like me can find that out?...I tracked one of the false credits it added which was creating a character page for SSA Isabelle Gerad  and crediting it to the worng actress..i found it whilst trying to fix the Image tags..
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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi vhavnal -

Thanks for your report, I have passed along the information to our data editors who will investigate and take the applicable actions.
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that troll has done it again, another fake credit..please look into it.. this is the LAST TIME i'm reporting this, won't bother again..
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Hello Michelle,
There is an actress that pay to have credit as an actress and that's preatty sad.
FAke credit, look @it e.g. Don't know how does she get her credits  (got the cash) ? Verified Fabe and Twitter?  https://twitter.com/traceybirdsall1  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0435942/  https://www.facebook.com/traceybirdsallofficial
Thank you.
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Great, it looks like it has done it again...pretty odd, He created a new page called Alisa Ava Hein and using images belonging to actress Elvy Yost ..please get rid of this troll once and for all...this is getting downright silly...Ironically, I only found this after an IPV6 IP, added the same false credit to an article i created on wikipedia. and I did a google search and ended up on IMDB and BAM....small world eh?

Edit: Just found this page on wikia...read the 2nd comment, this is definitely a fake wannabe..the name seems to be a combination of multiple names..see the credits sections on wikia, please delete them when added to IMDb..

User has been trying to add false credits to wikipedia for a while now..Please block for good.

Edit: User also has a fake instagram with over 56k followers..explains how she can get her starmeter so high, but if you look at her images in the profile, they belong to three different actresses ..sock puppet investigation on wikipedia since February 2016..multiple socks/fake accounts

How do I ping @Col Needham to this thread? he needs to see this .....
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Hi vhavnal,

Thank you to raising this. The individual you highlighted is a persistent trouble maker that me and the team are aware of. We have processes in place to identify such activity and have taken internal steps to quicken the removal of any data that does slip past our editors.

I really appreciate the investigative work you have carried out, especially with limited resources. Please do submit deletes for any items you find, with an appropriate explanation in the comment field and if we do get to it first the list editor will.

Regards,
Adam
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Reminds me of Whack-a-mole
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vhavnal

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Looks like its now "Stealing" other people's imdb pages :/ Disgusting.
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Marv

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Thanks vhavnal, hope you had an enjoyable festive period! Looks like her tactics have changed. The gift that keeps on giving :p
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"it" seems to be re-adding credits to the same account again. Just keep the 2009 "Apprehension (2009) (dedicatee) " credit and remove the other credits and block the page from being updated.
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Thanks vhavnal, I've removed those credits again. I don't think we should be seeing anymore problems with that page! :)
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is there a way to report someone who created a new account after theirs was blocked for adding false credits? They made a new profile with more credits and even ripped off other people's credits. One being a short they were clearly NOT in. 
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Hi Candace, Are you referring to this thread?
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Candace Maggie

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yes!
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Marv

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Ok thanks Candace, I'll flag this for one of our staff members and/or have a look myself.
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Candace Maggie

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Thank you, Marv!