Serial killer Fred West has created a Facebook Fan Page for me – should I be worried?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Two years ago I wrote about how someone had taken my photograph and posted offensive material on Facebook about a number of things including the British Army.

As a consequence some people believed I was to blame, and as well as my workplace receiving emails about me, it was implied that I was a paedophile, people threatened to burn down my house, and someone even issued a death threat against my wife.

You can read the gory details elsewhere on my blog, but what’s new is that now someone has created a Fan Page on Facebook for me without my permission.

The person who I believe has broken the rules of Facebook to create this page is pretending to be the infamous (and now dead) British serial killer Fred West…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.