Indian policeman says 23 fake Facebook profiles opened in his name

May 20, 2013 at 1:42 PM

PATNA, India, May 20 (UPI) -- A police officer in India says 23 fake Facebook profiles were created in his name by persons unknown and they have been flooded with marriage requests.

The officer, Shivdeep Waman Lande, who is currently posted as aide-de-camp to the Bihar governor, filed a formal complaint with the office of senior superintendent of police in Patna Manu Maharaj Saturday, Gulf News reported.

"I was surprised to know that so many Facebook accounts were being operated in my name while I have not opened any. I have brought the matter to the notice of the police and requested them nab the accused," Lande said.

The police officer said the 23 fake accounts have daily activity and have more than 4,000 friends all together.

The accounts received a number of marriage proposals from women because of the "single" status listed on the profiles.

"Mom, now I am ready for marriage. Will you marry me?" reads one message sent to one of the profiles.

Lande said the situation came to his attention when a friend called to check if one of the profiles was actually his.

The case has been handed over to a cybercrime unit for investigation.

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