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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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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well I hope you are, anyways this might be her new account..check it out please..people like her piss me off .. btw, not a good idea to tag a thread as 'solved' or 'answered' for a recurring troll...I have no intention of starting a new thread on her..(him actually).it's a dude using social media to promote some company which sells designer clothes..(onepiece.com) ..
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Thanks, looks like the page was created Friday . I agree the pattern looks similar. I'll check a few internal items and we can look to remove it.
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Hi, this would be our "friend's" new account..apparently its being a bit more careful nowadays...
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just a note Adam, she is back ..
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Ah Brilliant thank you! You got that one just as my colleague was deleting it. The submitter was already caught just waiting for the clean up to occur. Should be down in the next few hours. Once again, we all here really appreciate your help with this!
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sorry, was away, here is "her" recent account ..he definitely ain't giving up with his false credits and stealing images of other actresses ..
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thanks ..already has another one on the way ...
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Ah brilliant thank you! You got to that one before us!
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They see me rollin', they hatin' .. ;)
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Hahaha thanks :)
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Marv

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Gone!
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vhavnal

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Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
I SEE YOU
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Marv

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haha nice :) Thank you!
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She/he is moving fast ...
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@vhavnal - Another blank name page deleted! Much appreciated!

@Steve - Can you post that question again in a new thread please. I'll pick it up there. Thanks!
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I moved it to a new thread. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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She is using a new surname now...odd..
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Thanks Vhavnal, odd is one word we could use!
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added not one but two names.....hehe :) empty for now :)
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Another 2 bite the dust :)
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now a minor change to the first name lol..they are popping up like Pokemon's..Gotta catch em all :P
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Haha perhaps she needs to spend more time roaming the great outdoors. Pikachu is not going to catch himself!

That one was actually a mistake on our part, we caught it on the 19th July but missed the clean up on it. Thanks!
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Thanks vhavnal! That was our mistake, we didn't clean that up properly. Cheers :)
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not really sure about this one but looks very possible..odd name changes now..
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Sorry for the late reply, just got back from holiday in Mexico :) Think you're right, those two pages are blank but the names look like our friend. I'll remove these pages now for you.

Cheers!
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I thought he would have given up by now, apparently not :(
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ah... well that's less than ideal... I've deleted that page now :(
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created 2 more accounts :(
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*Head in hands!
And it was going so well! Those two are now deleted. Really appreciate you highlighting these we managed to get them down within a matter hours as result.

Thanks!!
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another one :( also noticed that images of actress Megan Lee were added to one of the shows she added herself to and another image to the TV show Chance where she has previously added a fake credit too ..what sad is that she has been trolling herself as Megan Lee on twitter for months now.....and also, why was the first image i linked of Megan Lee added to her mediaindex since only paid user can do that..
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I've not seen sabotage like this before. The image of Megan Lee was an official image that we already had on the site, which is why it was then pulled into the Mediaindex section. I'm going to talk to a few people on my end and discuss changes we can make to prevent this in the future.  The name is deleted, as well as the links to those two titles for the images.

And yeah I noticed her Twitter feed, very odd behaviour!

Once again thanks for pointing these out! Sorry that we've had a run of these the last few days.
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back again.. :(
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Thanks! I've sent you a help desk message with further details :)
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created not one, but 3 accounts .....desperate much? :P
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haha I couldn't possibly comment!
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and another one ..lol
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Thanks :)
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Wow, this person just won't stop...
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Thanks guys, another blank name page deleted.
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oy vey ...
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She attempted a splatter gun effect. Irritatingly that one got through :(
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Old MacDonald had a farm
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E-I-E-I-Gone!
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I thought "IT" would have given up by now :(
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And it was going so well!
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Reminds me of Whack-a-mole
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Looks like its now "Stealing" other people's imdb pages :/ Disgusting.
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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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yes!
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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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Thank you, Marv!