A False IMDb Account and a False Credit

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Hello IMDb, my name is Richard Wyzanski and I see that someone listed my name falsely in credits of a movie documentary and a fake profile which is incorrect. There is no other person with the legal name Richard Wyzanski in this country other than my Father who was already passed away before this supposed documentary existed. I found out about this false link when my name was googled and the link showed up. I can certainly provide legal proof and can prove my identity. I truly appreciate the effort to correct this mistake and would appreciate your response very much, thank you! The link is https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8849782/
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Richard Wyzanski

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Joel, Official Rep

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Hi Richard,

Thanks for your post.

Our aim is to be the most complete and reliable source of movie, TV, and entertainment information on the web. In order to continue offering our users an accurate and trustworthy service, it is our policy not to alter or delete any kind of correct/factual information from our records. 

We believe the data listed is factual, as such we cannot remove this as requested.

Please note, as this is the only credit attached to the page - if it does not belong to you then there will likely be another person by the same name who was involved.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Richard Wyzanski

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Thank you for your response..By what factors do you believe the data listed is factual? It can be legally proven there is no other Richard Wyzanski with that exact lastname spelling in the U.S. other than my deceased Father of years ago who I took care of. This IMDb account was falsely created. It would be a shame if the IMBd got negative exposure for lack of screening standards..Can we discuss a next step so that we can effectively figure out the legitimacy of this credit, maintaining company integrity? If there is literally no legal way to tell the legitimacy of this credit, I would have accepted your last response completely. I would greatly appreciate an effective resolution, thank you for your time,


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Vincent Fournols

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My 2 cents:
Have you tried to contact the film production at http://beforehomosexuals.com/contact-us/?
It has to be noted that the IMDb entries as (Voice), including Richard Wyzanski, do not show in the http://beforehomosexuals.com/cast-and-crew/, when all others seem to.
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Kelly L.

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When you said there was no one else besides your deceased father with the same legal name in the U.S., that does not rule out someone with that name in another country (IMDb is international) or who has it as a stage name.
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Hi Richard -

As Joel mentioned above, it is our policy not to alter or delete any kind of correct/factual information or credit from our records.We have reviewed your request and believe the information we have listed to be factual, as such we cannot remove this credit/name page from the database.

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