Fake Actor Pages

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I believe recently other users flagged a fake Janis Joplin bio movie called 'Peace of my Heart' (2020) (formerly at this link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11198748 )
but all the fake actor pages that were added among the real actors were left on IMDB still, so could they be deleted also. They
are:-
Jennifer Balk (II) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11101391
Wanda Schmitt - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11099870
Becky Flowers (II) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11099867
Angel Willams - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11099864
Jürgen Schmitt (II) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11099561
Jaysin Kidder - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11116698
Jeremy Pulliam - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11096521
Kevin William Helsper - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11099741
Rainbow Starseed - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11101392

I believe that's them all.
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Jon.
I did a quick look and all those names may be valid.
They may be part of this Janis Joplin tribute band
Jennifer Balk may be the lead of this group.

Jennifer B & the Groove - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com › channel › UCGeJLBaeJLNTZfaOgKErifQ

Jennifer B & the Groove Does Janis Show (a full-on Tribute to Janis Joplin). Filmed at Rumis Tavern, Jonestown, TX on 4/10/2019 by Erik Berglund Photography ...


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Some are friends of that faker, I researched them all, she promised them all roles in her made up film and added them on IMDB in the cast of that film, two even paid for pro accounts so I left them off the list. probably why she was so desperate to get the film up here under two different title names, so her friends don't get wise, when I investigated in-depth, they all seem to believe this film is happening.
Her response to being denied an IMDB entry for the film was to tell them all the film is in turnaround. I don't know what she was planning to say when it never materialised but her ruse continues which is fine as long as it doesn't include falsehoods on IMDB.
But I'm happy to leave any deletions to the discretion of the staff, not gonna push it, just report it. If they were already here before that film addition, I assume they'll be able to tell on their end.
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Well that is good. The actor pages are in fact, "Fact". Just the film was bogus.
So IMDb would be removing valid data. I doubt that is what they should do. If they adhere to policy it seems correct to leave the names.
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Jennifer B from that band's real name is Jennifer Lindsey, it's not the same person, and far as I can tell, none of those names are in her band. Kevin Helsper was her boyfriend and Jaysin Kidder is her friend's husband , no evidence of the others that i can find as yet. But whatever they decide is fine.
Edit: Here is the page for Jennifer Lindsey (aka Jennifer B), so she's accounted for. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9100519

My main thoughts are, apart from them being spam pages that clog up the site.
1) The real people being listed are being hoodwinked and possibly buying accounts under false pretenses of starring in a Hollywood movie.
2) If I faked a 25 minute short and listed it with myself as writer and director and entered my 18 neighbours from my street as cast despite the fact they haven't and won't ever act in anything and then the fake gets outed and removed, would that mean those 18 actor pages would have to stay up because they are real people. To my mind, if there's no pro account and no credits, then a page shouldn't exist until there is, but it's not up to me, i can only make a case and abide by what happens.
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Hey Jon,

Thank you for your message.

As the name pages are currently empty, I have submitted this request on your behalf now, if no problems are encountered this should update online within 24 hours on all platforms.

Have a great day.
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Thank you Jaime.
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Jennifer Balk (II) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11101391
Wanda Schmitt - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11099870
Becky Flowers (II) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11099867
Angel Willams - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11099864
Jürgen Schmitt (II) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11099561
Jaysin Kidder - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11116698
Jeremy Pulliam - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11096521
Kevin William Helsper - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11099741
Rainbow Starseed - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11101392
 
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