We rarely do a post that is not Alex-related – Well this one kind of still is, but also not. It is about what we have been doing for 10 years and what is being done to us, our fellow fans, and all celebrity fans now!
We have worked for nearly 10 years on our fan page on Instagram, making beautiful posts every day. Creating extra content. Providing information about Alex with pretty pictures and videos and gifs.
With all that hard work, we managed to accumulate just over 24 000 followers over all the years with nearly 3500 posts. For some that might not be much to show for all the years, but we believe that those who follow our page are real followers of Alex – and that is what we want.
But how does Instagram reward us for this loyalty, and work?
They let scammers open up fake Alex O’Loughlin pages with “bought followers” – nearly 30 000 followers to start with.
Yes, we know those followers are bots and other fake accounts. But by doing that, the fake fan, and fake Alex, accounts create the illusion of being real. A wonderful place to scam the innocent and clueless. With so many followers they must be real right?!
WHERE WILL THIS END?
With this policy of allowing scammers to flourish on their forum, they are not only AIDING and ABETTING criminals – they are also KILLING the real fandoms of celebrities.
We can’t effectively report these pages, because Alex is not on Instagram, and to report a celebrity you need to have such an account to list in your report. Now you can just say, that you know the person and hope for the best.
All these fake Alex accounts look all innocent when you look at it, because it is only pretty pictures – but it is what they do in private that breaks the law. AND we can’t prove any of it from the outside!
All I can say is I am not taking any of this very well at the moment.
Is this still really worth all the effort ………?
At the moment – yes, it is still worth it.
We have worked to hard on this to just let it go and we will not let others just take the pleasure from us without a fight.