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Facebook impersonation

There exists a Facebook account that is using my son's name and has a lot of my sons friends as his/her friends. He is only 10. My son assures me that he didn't create an account on Facebook and I believe him because he is basically computer illiterate. This begs the question why someone would be bothered to do something like that and secondly how can I get it taken down? Also, there are various links on this persons profile that when clicked on are asking for permission to access all my personal information. I am really suspicious about this and would really appreciate any help. As you can probably guess from my question that I am no expert on facebook and don't know where else to start looking for answers. If this is not the appropriate forum to ask this kind of question then I apologise in advance. Thanks.
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Paulduberry
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Ashok DewanFreelancerCommented:
May be you can do one thing. Tell to all your son's friend to report about that profile.  Go to that person profile then you will the tool icon next to message tab. click on that and then you will the option of block/report. try to report it by all friends. they will notice if many peoples are reporting then may be they can deactivate it.
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Ashok DewanFreelancerCommented:
Go to that person profile then you will see the tool icon next to message tab. click on that and then you will see the option of block/report. sorry for mistakes in sentence
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PaulduberryAuthor Commented:
OK. That will take a concerted effort to round up all those kids and get them to do that. I think I will get the police involved. My hunch is that this is paedophile activity.

I wonder if Facebook is aware that this kind of thing is going on and if so, wouldn't it make sense for them to make it easier for parents to report this kind of activity to them so that they can take appropriate action sooner rather than later?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
any money he did create the facebook account, or one of his friends did for him.  does the profile picture show a picture you recognize?
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yasserdCommented:
You need to report it and here is how you do it:

http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=174210519303259&in_context
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PaulduberryAuthor Commented:
No picture. Just blank.
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PaulduberryAuthor Commented:
OK. I will have to round up the 15 friends on this person's profile and get them to block this account. Thanks for that.
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