Yep…you read that right. And at first, I had no clue what was happening. Let me set the scene.
A couple weeks back I had gotten home from work and was checking emails (as I normally do), when I received a ‘Thank You’ email from a source called FetLife. They were thanking me for signing up with their community. I took no note of the email because I figured it was just another junk mail that had gotten through. I hit the delete button and thought no more about it.
Two days later I started receiving crazy, through what looked like Facebook, messages. But I was only being notified of the message through my email, I never actually ‘saw’ any of these messages through my own Facebook account. Again, I passed them off as junk.
These messages were highly sexual in content and it looked like they were responding to a message that I had initiated. Say what!?!
After the third day I realized something was weird so I googled FetLife. It stands for Fetish Lifestyle. It’s a community for BDSM & Kinksters (taken from their page). Someone actually took the time and made a profile FROM MY FACEBOOK PICTURES AND MY PUBLIC INFORMATION to create a TALL fetish page for…me.
By this time, I’m mad and I want it taken down, immediately. But I had no idea where to start. Thankfully, the caretakers at FetLife sent me an email stating they wanted me to verify my profile (I’m not quite sure how they knew my profile was bogus, but awesome job!). I responded right away asking them to take it down because I did not place my profile on their website.
So…wow. I’m oddly flattered and ticked at the same time. I guess we all should be watching our social identities at lot more carefully. That’s my lesson for the day.