No! #AlexOLoughlin is NOT Trying To Chat with You on Facebook

I don’t know if it is ignorance or arrogance that makes people think that a celebrity like Alex would offer up his free time to chat with them on social media!! Or how truly naive or warped your sense of the world must be to think that he will ask you for money or offer up any details of his personal life, or ever give a fan his phone number to Whatsapp with him!

As you can see, I am pissed off. Fuming, to say the least, that people would start fan groups on Facebook “In the name of the Celebrity they LOVE” just to abandon it – especially if they drag our name into it as well. And then those groups are used for all sorts of scams and the spread of false information.

Why am I fuming? Many years ago a fan with the name of Ewa Trepka started two Facebook groups using our blog name. Over the years quite a number of fans joined the group – and now the group is run by thugs and scammers at leisure because Ewa is no longer around!

The only person who can really do anything about the problem is the group admin – in this case, Ewa. I have tried to contact Ewa and even sent her a friend request – with no response. A number of fellow fans have tried to contact Ewa, but she ignores all the requests – most probably because she is no longer around. So we are left with no real options!

At the moment all we can try to do, is to report the fake Alex profiles on those groups and hope Facebook takes them down. Just as we have to do every day on our own page, where the scammers try their luck daily to contact fans in comments. Most of the time Facebook does not find violations of “Community standards” because they never give you an option as to why you are reporting an account.

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Unfortunately, Facebook does not leave one with any easy options when reporting such a problem – especially with a group. I have contacted Facebook, explaining the matter and asking for help, but I do not have high hopes that they will even try to understand.

So, I am now asking fans to please start reporting these two groups for spreading false information. If enough fans report it for the same reason, Facebook might take it down – we can only try!

Group one link: 

Alex O’Loughlin An Intense Study

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Group two link:

Alex O’Loughlin An Intense Study

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Remember although these groups carry our name, we did not start them and we cannot do anything in order for them to be taken down on our own.

We only have one Facebook Page with our name that is linked to this site BUT no GROUPS

If you scroll through the posts on the group, you will see what we mean – not one of the posts on there is from real fans anymore. Every post there is from some “fake fan” inviting you to join another fake group, or chat with Alex on e-mail, or Telegram, or Whatsapp – and all kinds of manners to get fans to part with their money or their personal details and be scammed!

And sometimes there are even pornographic images posted!

How can you report the group?

  • You will see there are 3 dots next to the blue “Join Group” – you can click on the dots.
  • You will see an option, “Report group” – Click on it.
  • You will get options (not much of a choice there) – But click on “False information” – because that is the closest option to what is happening in those groups.
  • You will get more options – none of them really fit – so click on “Something else”

My hope is that if enough people report that group for the same violation, Facebook will have to look into it – Not that my hope is very high that anything will happen, but it is worth the try. For the proection of our fellow fans. And even for Alex reputations as such a lot of false information is spread there.

We pride ourselves on the accuracy of information about Alex that we share and we can just cannot allow those two groups to tarnish that reputation anymore!

Just to make sure you know that it is not just us who is saying Alex is not on social media – you can hear him tell you himself again …. and again.

Link to video

Transcript

Alex: There are a lot of Alex O’Loughlin Facebooks and stuff like that there – but none of them are me.

I don’t do social media!

Pauly: Twitter and your Instagram – do you have one of those?

Alex: Me? Dude, I don’t have any of those.

Alex: I would rather set fire to myself, than join social networks!

Erin: So if I tweet about you – you and I won’t be friends?

Alex: Just tell people how great you think I am. How humourous and enjoyable my company was – and all that stuff.

Erin: Yeah, I can do that.

Alex: That’s fine. I just don’t want to do it.

Maybe, I might have learned that Twitter, can be a tool used for good.

Erin: There you go!

  • And here are our previous posts about the matter of fake accounts and scammers:

NO! #AlexOLoughlin is not sending you private messages …

and

#AlexOLoughlin of #H50 is NOT on Social Media

All we can do is ask for your help to share this as widely as possible and to try and solve this problem by reporting the groups.

And let us know how we can issist you with similar problems. It does not matter what our differences might be about other matter, but maybe if we all help each other get rid of those with evil intentions towards Alex and his fans, we can enjoy being fans much more!!

That is what is all supposed to be about – Fun!!

15 Comments

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15 responses to “No! #AlexOLoughlin is NOT Trying To Chat with You on Facebook

  1. Thanks. Just shared it in my groups.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Thanks Antje
      Let’s hope many reports it and that Facebook will take note and take the groups down. It will be a big step towards blocking ways for scammers to get to fans.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I’ve been noticing these posts and knew it wasn’t really you! I also get very annoyed when people misrepresent Alex and his real fans! THX for clearing this up. Let’s see what we can go to stop this!!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. lindae5o

    Thanks, Foyeur. I’ve seen these sites on Facebook, and posted that they
    are scams. We can only try!! These fakes need to be shut down!!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Cassiopea 1000

    I’m not on FB and never will be, by irrevocable decision. Is there any other way I can help? To use your name and Alex’s is despicable.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Yes, with this particular problem, you need to be on FB to help.
      But it is not only FB, but all over the internet where we can warn and help other fans when we come across such behaviour.

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  5. amytemple9815

    Oh I’m very familiar with Ewa! I was on YouTube once looking for interviews about Alex, just wanting to know more about his career. Came across a couple of her videos. It’s quite clear she has a mad crush on him 😝! I love his comment about choosing to set himself on fire instead of joining social media. 😊👍. I don’t blame him. I’m only on it for the sake of my career. If I didn’t think it helps, I wouldn’t be on it!

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  6. coby Duijn van

    👏👏 I don’t use or have Facebook, but I think they try it on Instagram too.
    Sometimes I get a message that someone is starting to follow me, but I never post anything on Instagram. When I open the message the page is blank, nothing there so I click ready. I hope I do right by that.
    Overall it is pure terror too use Social Media this way and harm your work and abuse the person and name of Alex a hard working man. 🤮🤮

    Mahalo and Aloha from the Netherlands

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yes, they do it on all social media. It is just easier in some places to get rid of them.
      Just be careful not to click on stuff that you do not know – sometimes it is hackers who want to take over your account.
      There are big syndicates out there who work constantly on finding ways to scam people on the internet. At the moment they find using celebrities and their fans an easy target.

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  7. marcerizo

    Done! I´ve reported those groups for fake information. I hope there are many fans who do so. I’m just guessing this is exactly why Alex (wisely) prefers to stay away from social media. I think he’s aware that there are many real fans (including myself) with good intentions, who just want to have a good time admiring and following his work in an honest way. But I also think he knows that there are many malicious people out there trying to impersonate him (or you) unethically and for dubious purposes. Unfortunately, as you say, the only thing that can be done is to inform and prevent naive fans and constantly report such cases of abuse. Hang in there guys! You´re making a great job, and we’re here to support you!

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  8. Tanya Y Long

    Thank you for that because I have had on occasions of ones claiming to be Alex and I remember you saying he does not do social media.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. No FB here, for reasons. So I can’t help there.
    And now I am wondering why I never, not once, got any scammers or impersonators coming for me at Insta. What am I? Not fan enough? Chopped liver? 😉
    Thank you, FOYeur and Paula for not getting tired and raising awareness, though I will never ever understand how anyone can think that a celeb contacts them personally on social media.

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    • The scammers on Instagram kind of work differently. FB is a much easier target. I think Instagram users are also a new generation and not as easily fooled as FB users.
      The one big problem on IG is actual so-called fan pages who do not tell people that they are not Alex and fool people that way – they are not the same as scammers but still fans think they speak for him.
      You would not believe that even after all our warnings, as soon as some scammer contacts some fans in comments on our page – they immediately get all excited. We have to delete those scammer comments on a daily basis in our posts on FB
      But the big problem with the Ewa groups (with our name0 is that nobody is managing the problem there. And fans see our name and think it is us allowing all those fakes – and that is why some believe them.
      We kind of have no choice but to fight it.

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