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Jul 23rd
04:11 pm
Some more from yesterday  
More pics from yesterday with Amanda, Burr, a fluffy dog, and a Willy Wonka-esque bad ass boat.

^i presume they are supposed to be on the boat, but it is kind of hard to tell.


is it too much to ask for some zac sailing pictures? please :) :) :)
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ohinternets on July 24th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
No, some 16yo girl owns the username lucasgrabeel on Facebook. They are aware of it (Lucas' people), but he just doesn't seem to care.

The fake twitter that was doing this was @lucasgrabeel3. It's owned by @israelhernandez, a person Lucas doesn't know. He is a 20something young man in California who has a very active fantasy life and pretends to be friends with Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Lucas and a few other people, makes fake twitter/saynow.com/MySpace accounts for them, makes them as "official" as possible, and links them all to each other. So it all seems very official.

The straw on the camel for me was when on his Lady Gaga "street team" MySpace page he started talking about a "charity" that "gives needy youth" access to concert tickets (ie himself) and was asking people to donate money and/or VIP packages and stuff like that. Then he had "lucas" telling his thousands of followers to "donate." That's fraud, and on the Internet, that is a federal crime punishable by several years in prison.

Marc and Lucas were in no way aware that he was doing this, of course. In fact, Marc was shocked and quite horrified when he was notified about it, so I do think celebrities don't necessarily understand the scope of the danger going on. Within an hour they'd contacted Twitter, etc. to take everything down.

Within a few more hours, Israel had deleted all of the Lucas account's fake tweets and followers, taken down the "charity" page, and had turned the Myspace into this: http://www.myspace.com/lucasgrabeel Initially he had fake-Lucas tweet that he'd been hacked, but you can see what's left of that. I guess they contacted him and spelled out exactly what could happen to him if he went on doing that.

So we have an example of someone who not just tried to victimize young girls with an HSM actor's persona, but tried to steal from them, too.

BTW, both Corbin and Drew Seeley have SayNow.com accounts and SayNow.com actually WILL take impersonators down if you or someone other than the celebrity contacts them about it. Israel used to have one for Lucas, but I contacted them and it was immediately suspended. Unfortunately, he started another one (saynow.com/lucasgrabeelstreetteam) but since that's not "official" or impersonating him, it's allowed to remain. :/
ohinternets on July 24th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
oops... fake twitter was @lucasgrabeel13, not just 3.