Correction Denied!? Someone keeps trying to add credits to my profile that are NOT mine. Pls Help

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This is the second time this has happened with the same false additions to my IMDb.  I tried to remove via IMDb and I received DENIED: Could not Verify.  These false additions have caused me a lot of problems & recently dropped my star meter to nearly 5,000,000.  Please help me to remove these credits that are NOT mine.

Ticket #200610-062211-310000 and Ticket #200610-061203-904000

Apparently someone with my same name has been adding their credits to my profile.  I am a child actor on a Netflix series-- This is EASILY verifiable as there are multiple pictures of me and news articles on my IMDb page that say who I am and my age.

Clearly, I did not work on two films doing wardrobe and special effects makeup years ago when I was 9 years old.  That's just not possible and it absolutely did not happen.  Don't know how else to prove it?  

Please tell me if you need some proof that I could give to prove I did not work on the projects "Business Unusual" and "Hysteria"
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Xochitl G

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  • frustrated that this keeps happening!!

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sienel, Champion

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I'm not an IMDb official so I can't see behind-the-scenes, but to me it looks like your credits were originally on the IMDb under your hyphenated name. At some point a name change was requested to your page to use just Gomez for your last name, at which time your credits were merged onto an existing page for the costumer. (Back in 2017 the Xochitl Gomez page just had the wardrobe credit listed - https://web.archive.org/web/20170215071857/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7961780/)

Assuming that you do want your credits going forward to be under Gomez and not Gomez-Deines you'll need your credits moved onto a separate page for Xochitl Gomez (II).

Can you confirm that the intention is to just use "Gomez" for your last name professionally going forward?
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Xochitl G

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Hi and thank you for your advice!  Yes, that is my intention.  Stage name is not hyphenated.  
My name change went through just fine July 2019, then in May 2020 my profile was merged (NOT by me) with another Xochitl Gomez. I have no idea if this is someone messing with my profile on purpose or just a random weird thing. But is has caused me a lot of problems.  And now its happening again.  My credits have been going under Xochitl Gomez (non-hyphenated) since July 2019 with no problems until May 2020. I don't need a new page, I just need this other person's credits to stop being added to by page since they aren't mine.  I removed them before (last month) and then they came back.  Can someone "official" please help me?
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Grayson, Employee

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Hey Xochitl - I can absolutely see what's happened here and we're going to work on a solution now to get the incorrect credits off. I'll update when we've resolved.
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Grayson, Employee

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Xochitl - this is now resolved and I've removed the credits from your name in the database. Sometimes the live site takes a day or so to catch up, so if you see them there today or tomorrow don't worry. If they're still there Saturday let me know!

For background - this was caused by a contributor requesting to merge your name page with another and we've reached out to that contributor to let them know not to submit this again. 
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sienel, Champion

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Hey Grayson - what happened to the costume dept credit that was on the nm7961780 page predating all the acting credits? It seems to have disappeared from the database. Is that heading to the blank (V) page?
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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi sienel -

I can confirm that the Costume credit is attached to the blank " Xochitl Gomez (V) ": https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11681784/

However, the credit is listed with the "uncredited" attribute, which is why it is not displaying on the site.

Hope this helps!
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sienel, Champion

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Ah, cool - thank you! It hadn't been marked as uncredited in the Internet Archive version from 3 years ago so I thought it had just disappeared when these changes were made. I should have checked the title.