Woman finds imposter on Facebook

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A stem cell researcher in Wisconsin discovered that she had two Facebook pages -- the one she created herself and the one made by someone using her identity.

Gabriela Cezar told WISC-TV, Madison, she learned of the impersonator about a month ago. She said the fake page has her name and picture on it.


"On a more personal level, it's very uncomfortable for us to imagine people being able to access your information under a fake profile that you don't even know," Cezar said.

Security experts say Internet users should be cautious about the information they post on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.

"If you do online banking, there's often a dropdown menu if you lose your password for information. There's a key word or something, usually it's a pets name or what school you went to or who's your best friend, most people have all that information on their Facebook site and it's given out freely," said Mike Masino, who teaches at Madison Area Technical College.

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