Fake credits on a profile

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This profile has fake credits.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4270297/

I checked the credits of all the Terrence Malick films listed there and this name is never credited.

The reason I checked all this, is because this person boasted on social networks about a few collaborations with US filmmaker Terrence Malick. This was suspect to me, even more when after indentifying his real name and when I saw the list that he was supposed to have collaborated.
The credit that seemed to me strange was A Hidden Life. This is the first film by Mr. Malick where all the set crew was dealt by Babelsberg Studios (almost exclusively German crew, and Italian subconstractors), and every previous collaborators of the filmmaker on set - even the old friend Jack Fisk - did not work on this film on set, except Joerg Widmer.

So the fact that this profile displayed a collaboration continuity - for a minor task - seemed rather strange.
Anyway, the invented tasks in all the Malick films are all fantasy as, having a good knowledge about these productions, there is nobody dealing with assisting the director for "crowd scenes" (there is not really crowd scene in Malick films) ... and none of these films were shot under DGA contracts, so none of them had "DGA trainee".

So all the Malick credits are very certainly completely fake.

Maybe (probably?), all the DCU credits are fake too... but as this is not really my knowledge, I won't make a formal accusation (even if it is probable).
And this is possible also for the credit about Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.
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HF

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HF

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For your information, as a Google search would confirm you, this person uses these fake credits to help his credibility in the crowfundings of short films.
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Hi HF, thanks for flagging this, we've taken a look and actioned.