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Old 10-13-2013, 03:26 PM
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Cat Fishing on Social Media - Coming To Impact Businesses?

We all know the crazy cat fishing craze that happens a lot.
Basically a person takes someone else's photos and "identity" then uses them on social media. This can be bad for one's reputation.

I was wondering, do you guys think this can happen to businesses too? Can someone use my company name on Facebook or Twitter and put out a bad reputation?
 
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:51 PM
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I was wondering, do you guys think this can happen to businesses too? Can someone use my company name on Facebook or Twitter and put out a bad reputation?
I would think that if you can prove to Facebook and/or Twitter that you are the rightful owner of the business name you could request the fake account be closed.

How do I report a fake account? - Facebook

Report an account for impersonation. - Twitter
 
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:08 AM
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That is exactly how it works.

many people complain though that, especially in the case of Facebook, they are incredibly slow to do this unless you are an internationally recognised brand.
 
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Well yes, it is hard to find if someone is using your pictures, company name etc. But i would use google or other search engine for example once or twice a week, in order to find if there is something suspicious going on in the internet regarding my business. Maybe it won't find 100% of the things that are out there, but it certainly would help.
 
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:28 PM
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If you are running a business with any sort of serious online component, you really should be practicing online reputation management.

I would say at the most basic level, subscribe to google alerts (or yahoo alerts, google alerts hasn't been working 100% recently), and review them once a week.

They will provide you with an email alert whenever there is a mention of your brand or name online.
 
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