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mmmoo
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posted 09-11-2015 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just been speaking to Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, I asked him about this Facebook profile. Alan told me that the profile is NOT HIM and he is not connected to it in any way, even though the profile uses words like 'I' and 'me' and 'my' as if to sound like Alan is himself posting

Please do not follow this imposter, Alan is in the process of having the profile removed.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 09-11-2015 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This imposter is really promoting and constantly plugging Uwingu's website perhaps he is someone affiliated with them. I am curious to see what happens when this person is confronted. Please keep us updated.

onesmallstep
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posted 09-11-2015 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow even a knowledgeable person in space history like me can be duped. He certainly had some interesting posts and responses; sadly you can 'be' anyone you wish to on the internet nowadays.

p51
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posted 09-11-2015 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw something on TV once where it stated that much higher percentage of Facebook profiles are fakes than most people are aware.

Not shocked to see this.

Yet another reason why I don't "do" facebook and probably never will...

albatron
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posted 09-11-2015 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I posted on the page, and they gave some smarmy off the point response.

mmmoo
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posted 09-11-2015 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's really sad to see all of the posts to Alan from other users on this profile, who thought they were talking to him and not some warped imposter.

Not to mention possible loss of corporate work and media requests.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-11-2015 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have alerted NASA public affairs to the account being a fake.

xlsteve
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posted 09-15-2015 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's no wonder that people think they are interacting with Alan. Facebook has it listed as a "verified" page (note the check mark). According to Facebook in order for a page to be verified the requester has to provide a driver's license, passport or birth certificate. Which makes me wonder how they were able to accomplish this.

onesmallstep
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posted 09-15-2015 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In this day and age of electronic data theft, anything is possible. I'm sure Capt. Bean is checking to see if his personal and financial information has been compromised as well.

Jonnyed
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posted 09-15-2015 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I once heard the internet age called the "Triumph of the Mediocre," meaning that any old idiot with a keyboard can weigh in on anything, as if he/she is an expert [only in his/her mind of course!]

This imposter is probably more aptly described with "The Internet Age: Triumph of the Con Man."

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