protect Yourself From Online Impersonation
Regain Your Privacy
Online impersonation can take many forms. Someone could impersonate a friend or relative with the intent to defraud. Or another individual can impersonate you and make embarrassing or false statements. Whatever the intent of the impersonation, it can upend your personal and professional life.
How Do You Combat Online Impersonation?
Impersonation can have devastating effects on your life. The good news is that there are several things you can do to immediately respond and lower your risk for a future occurrence, including the following:
Take screenshots and/or download all impersonation content you can find and save the corresponding site URLs. Don’t rely on a simple bookmark on your browser, as the site may change or the content may be taken down.
Change all existing passwords, make sure 2-step verification systems are enabled, particularly for social media, and block the impersonator on social media if they are known to you.
Some sites, like Facebook, have rules against fake or impersonated accounts in their terms of service. If the impersonator made duplicate accounts using your name, contact support on these sites to have the accounts removed.
Contact local law enforcement as soon as possible if you are being harassed or threatened.
If you know who is impersonating you online, save all texts, voicemails, emails, and any other correspondence between you and the impersonator.
Parody, particularly of famous or public figures, is considered a legal form of impersonation. Potential consequences of impersonation include loss of jobs and damaged reputations. You can also experience strained personal and professional relationships. Within online impersonation, there are four types that are considered illegal:
False light is when someone presents truthful information in a way that is intended to harm.
Professional impersonation is when a public servant or government official is impersonated to gain information or access or to cause harm.
Harassment is when someone impersonates you and threatens or harms someone else via that impersonation.
Defamation is when someone impersonates you to spread false information about you.
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