Boubakar - a scammer IMDb profile which vandalized dozens of pages

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After reading about such examples here on GS countless times, finally encountered one myself by accident -  actor and filmmaker by the name of Boubakar is added to dozens (48 to be exact) of titles at random in an attempt to boost his STARmeter, which he brags about with one of the photographs. Also, yes he is an IMDb Pro user and I have a feeling that Boubakar is unaware what guild membership is since he listed himself as both non-union and a member of most of the existing guilds, which is (while not impossible) is a highly unlikely situation. 
 

Attempts at boosting Boubakar's filmography range from off-mark to hilariously and completely off-mark. He is added to as much titles with celebrity names as possible, including Will Smith's YouTube channel web-series (which is kind of a badly added stub to begin with but that's a whole another story) and several documentaries. A whole another layer of his filmography is comprised from video games, fan films and namesake titles which he appraently confused for well-known mainstream feature film and TV productions. 

Upon research none of his credits turn out to be legit, although he added himself to two unrelated short films named Corruption (2016 and 2019), none of which seems to be his own film named Corruption (that appears to be absent on IMDb), featured heavily in his photos (by the way his primary photo depicts actor Diankou Sembene rather than himself as seen on the film's official website) and demo reel. It is listed with a typing error under his Additional Credits on IMDb Pro, but that's it. 
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I just don’t want this channel glitch out because I got slow internet. Can I lower picture quality. I gave up and bought my tv series on google
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Unrelated subject.

Please reference the new conversation here: I just don’t want this channel glitch out because I got slow internet.
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It doesn't look like it's a real person. More like a troll filling out stuff.
Can I write his bio?? How about his trivia?

Boubakar likes to eat sliced mangoes. 
Boubakar is afraid of clowns. 
Boubakar does not collect stamps.
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Appraiser1, no you absolutely can't write further nonsense for people to have even more to remove. It's bad enough as is.  

And no, it is absolutely a real person, whose existence and work could be easily traced through the web and is very public: he has profiles on social networks, two YouTube channels, contact info on IMDb Pro etc. I am not entirely sure it was all of his doing, but there is certain odd mismatch between his IMDb profile and official sites which are adequate, especially in comparison. Although official websites might have been done by someone else while IMDb he did himself, or vice versa. Either way, result is painful to look at, let alone fix.  
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Oh ok. Sorry, I was just kidding. 
(Exits thread softly and quietly) 
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Hi Nikolay -

Thanks for your report and all your research.  I have now removed all the incorrect credits from the name page and taken further steps to prevent any further credit inflation.
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Hello, Michelle! 

Glad to be of any help!