Sorry, there isn’t a reward

Apologies to those of you who have heard enough already about the rumpus over my name being misused on Facebook.

Further to my appearance on the Richard & Judy TV show, some Facebookers are starting a rumour that I have offered a £5000 reward for the identification of the pumpkin-head who tried to defame me on Facebook.

A message to those who are believing this nonsense. If that was truly the case, don’t you think I would have mentioned it up here on

It seems people will believe anything if it is in a nicely-proportioned font.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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