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Creating Fake Myspace Profiles Could Be Fraud

Have You Ever Created a Fake MySpace Profile?

In the aftermath of the suicide of Megan Meier, the 13-year-old Missouri girl who was taunted by a fake MySpace profile named "Josh Evans," there was technically no way to charge her tormentor — the mother of a schoolmate — with any wrongdoing. However, a US attorney in Los Angeles (the home of MySpace) has begun issuing subpoenas in the case in the hopes of charging Lori Drew, the creator of the fake profile, with fraud.

While this case is tragic and highly charged, this precedent could be pretty intense because I know many people have created fake MySpace accounts as harmless jokes, myself included. It makes me wonder if this is the right way to punish Lori Drew.

I'm curious. . . . Have you ever created a fake MySpace or Facebook profile?


allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 9 years
i only made another account only because i wanted to test out my layouts
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
I made one for my cat...She has more friends than me :(
ihaveaqtsn ihaveaqtsn 9 years
I've never made one myself, however a very good friend of mine had several, for back when she was dating a total jerk, and she used them to keep tabs on him.
haylscomet23 haylscomet23 9 years
yep, its under the name morty mcfly. look it up if you have a chance, it's quite funny if i do say so myself
Alia-Miller Alia-Miller 9 years
You could never trust Myspace, facebook or any sort. Creepy old guys go there you know..
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I don't understand what would be the purpose of making a fake page but I suppose those people would have their reasons. Either way I think as far as this case is concerned that woman needs to be persecuted. I would say she has mental problems, what kind of person let alone parent would harass a child/teen?? What gain is there??
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
God no. Why would I? As for the poor girl, so many people failed her. Idiots.
mopnglo2 mopnglo2 9 years
I made one for my dog : ) he's got more friends and gets more comments than me!
Community-Manager Community-Manager 9 years
It's one thing to create a fake account but when there is a child involved or a young adult for that matter, there should be some sort of repercussion for Lori Drew's actions.
Random2 Random2 9 years
I have a fake Live Journal page. It's just a place where I blog and not worry about someone I know finding it and getting mad. But I don't harass or torment anyone, or really even write anything really nasty about people. Oh, and I leave names out of it completely.
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 9 years
Luddite that I am, I have never even had a REAL MySpace or Facebook page! But if that were my thing, I'm sure I'd do it for fun—inevitably part of the internet's fun is to play around with identity. Having said that, it does open up a new world of litigation, and I think Lori Drew should get in trouble in some way for the immature and despicable thing she did. Grow up, Lori! :nerdgirl:
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 9 years
I have a myspace for both of my dogs in addition to my own.
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