Udupi: Abuse of Facebook Continues – Young Woman Complains of Account Cloning

Udupi: It has been frequently reported in these columns as to how social media is being abused by anti-social characters to bring about disrepute to persons they do not like.

The spineless acts of these faceless characters cannot be easily identified, unless the cyber cell officials go after the cases with a single-minded mission. But such a firm will seems to be missing, especially in view of the increasing number of cases.

That this situation is further taken advantage of by the miscreants has been proved yet again in a case reported from here. Anusha V Palan of Kadiyali has been maintaining a Facebook account for the last two years. On Oct 31, she received a ‘friend request’ from one P K Anvita. Later on it was found that Anusha’s picture had been downloaded and posted in Anvita’s account as hers.

On further enquiries, several messages appeared to have been sent from this cloned account to various contacts with the intention of damaging her reputation and character.

She has filed a complaint at the town police station in this regard. The police have cautioned the public, especially women, to take care while accepting friend requests and not to entertain any strangers in their circles.

Rampant abuse of social media:

Hassan: Complaint against Cop for Posting Morphed Pic of Yeddy on Facebook

Bengaluru: Social Media and Sick Minds – Journo Chetana Tirthahalli’s Complaint to Police

Beltangady: Facebook Post on Woman Lands Muguli Resident behind Bars

Mangaluru: 17-year-old Girl from City Complains of Facebook Abuse

Mangaluru: Complaint over Facebook Slur on Sharan Pumpwell and Others

Puttur: Student Booked for Derogatory Post on Prophet in Social Media

Sullia: Slur against CM on WhatsApp – Complaint against Revenue Dept Employee

Bangalore: Facebook Slur – V R Bhat Reportedly Absconding – Four Police Teams on Manhunt

Mangalore: Malicious Facebook Post against Activist N Prabha Draws Statewide Flak

Mangaluru: Facebook Abuse: Complaint Filed against 3 for Libellous Comments against Mangalorean.com

Bengaluru: Facebook Slur – Dinesh Amin Mattu Files Complaint to Police

Mulki: College Lecturer with No Account Becomes Victim of Fake Facebook Profile

Kundapur: Journalist Complaints against Duo for Libellous Post in Facebook

Mangalore: Facebook Abuse – False News about Jesuit Priest’s Demise Circulated

Udupi: Another Cybercrime Surfaces – Man Booked for Fake Profile

Mangalore: Complaint Filed against Duo for Uploading Malicious Material on Facebook

Mangalore: ‘Fakebook’ Profiles Continue to be Created

Kundapur: Another Case of ‘Fakebook’ Profile Reported

Manipal: Ugly Face of Cybercrime – Woman Complains of Facebook Impersonation

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