So, a friend of mine (whose anonymity I'm protecting) on Facebook alerted me a few months ago that someone had created a fake profile and included pictures of me as her fake husband:
He sent me the first screenshot where someone created a persona named "Zoey" who is married to "Andy". The pictures she used for "Andy" are pictures of me:
I've redacted the names and pictures of the people who are in this thread because I'm not sure if they are just innocent bystanders or also fake accounts.
There are a few problems with what this person has done. First, I obviously am not married to this person. Second, how can I be old enough to be celebrating 23 years of marriage? Third, the person changed my name but described me as a person who works in technology; which I do. So, I suppose this person is operating under the rule that the best lie is riddled with truth.
Fortunately, my friend asked someone to call out the obvious misuse of my pictures:
Here's the rest of the thread before it was deleted:
Notice that some of the "people" in the thread make reference to "Andy" as if they know him. I assume that these are also fake accounts created by whoever is behind this.
Here are the lessons that were reaffirmed through this experience: