NEED TO DELETE QUOTES I DID NOT AUTHORIZE

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There are two quotes on my page that I did not authorize and I would like them removed. I have searched the IMDB website to attempt to contact them to remove these quotes but am at a loss to find a way to do so. My email was recently hacked with many passwords and I think my IMDB may have been privvy to the hacking. PLEASE HELP AND THANK YOU!
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Bridgette Bassa

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There are no passwords to hack to submit data to IMDb. So, it has nothing to do with hacking of any kind.

Also, IMDb doesn't need nor seek out "authorization" to display data.

All pages of the database have an "edit page" button and if you log in and click it, you should be able to submit a request to remove them.  I have no idea what sort of documentation you could possibly have to prove they cannot/should not be attributed to you. So, I'd go with, explaining that it's you and those are nothing you've ever said. If it's something you might know the source for, and can show they belong to someone else, etc., you should explain that or link to the source.

So, go to your page, to your quotes, click the "edit page" button, change "no change" to "correct/delete" then click "continue."

Choose "keep," "correct" or "delete" as needed. then click the "check these updates" button.

Make your corrections and explanations as needed (note that not wanting them there is not a valid reason to remove data from the site and it either needs to be corrected if inaccurate but correctable or delete it if it's not to be attributed to you) and then click "submit these updates."
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appreciate it, thanks. so then it's possible for anyone to just add quotes to your page without your password to log in? that's what i mean when i say my acct was compromised. 
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If you have an user account, "hacking" into it would make no difference. A Name Page belongs to no one (not even you) other than staff.  It does not have a password to get into it. It's simply a display of data in the database.

As to "anyone to just add quotes.." yes. The database is made up of data submitted by its users. That's how the site got here. It's mostly crowd-sourced by its user.

I don't know where they might have gotten the quotes...perhaps an article with an interview? Did you say these things? If so, they might have submitted proof, like a link to the article or a scanned and uploaded image of the source. So if there is likely proof that you said those things, they might not get removed. But you can always try.

If you think your user account was compromised, you should probably change your password.  I can't see what the point would be to hacking into an IMDb User Account though. It's probably be a rare thing...maybe the first time it's happened.

See How/where you get your information? How accurate/reliable is it?
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