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It's trivial to create accounts on both free email and social media services impersonating someone else. Unfortunately, it's not so trivial to clean up.
Somebody is using a fake orkut account of my name. How can I remove that account without knowing the person who is using fake profile of my name? Plz help me. I'm in a great trouble. If possible,send me the process to hack the profile.
Hack the profile? You're in trouble, and you're saying that you want to get into more trouble by breaking the law?
I don't think so.
Let's look at this from a more rational point of view, shall we?
The news isn't great, but there are steps you can take.
I would first attempt to contact the customer service department of the service you're using. It's possible, perhaps even likely, that their terms of service explicitly forbid the types of things that the person impersonating you is doing. If they respond they'll likely give you some requirements that you'll have to fulfill to prove that you are who you say you are, and that the other person is indeed impersonating you and not just another person who happens to have the same name.
I don't expect either to be particularly easy, but of all the remedies I'm about to review this is the easiest, by far, short of ignoring the problem.
Unfortunately, I think there's a high likelihood that they will not respond at all.
If you can afford it, hiring a lawyer is perhaps the most effective way to get the issue resolved. Not only might your impersonator pay more attention to a legal challenge, these types of legal issues are also more likely to get the attention of the service's customer support and legal departments as well.
Exactly how this might work, what it'll cost, and how successful it will be will vary based on your specific circumstance.
As will the whole "is it worth it?" decision.
If your impersonator is clearly violating the law, and in particular if he or she is using your fake profile to violate the law, it's worth contacting law enforcement. Depending on the specifics of where you live as well as the resources and technological expertise of your available law enforcement agencies this can be effective.
Unfortunately, it's my expectation that unless something very serious is happening law enforcement agencies will typically be too overwhelmed with other issues and thus may not prioritize your situation sufficiently.
Sometimes it might be enough to set up a profile on the same service explicitly stating (and somehow proving) that you are who you say you are, and that the other profile is not.
Depending on what kind of "trouble" you're in, this might be worth doing regardless of any additional steps you take. This lets you stake out your position and true identity.
It's a technique I see many celebrities using on services like Twitter (which also has the "verified" status - reinforcing that contacting the service is something you absolutely should do).
Sometimes the pragmatic chances of actually getting things resolved the way you might want are so small that it's simply not worth the effort.
I obviously don't know what you mean by "I'm in a great trouble.", but if that's perhaps an overstatement born out of panic, or trouble that could be addressed some other way, often just ignoring the fake account is the best way to go.
Eventually either the imposter will get bored and leave, or do something that finally gets the service's - or law enforcement's - attention.
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