Well, it looks like I am being impersonated. Why? I have no idea, but this looks like the first time I actually have someone using my identity and pretending to be me. At least to my knowledge. When I took the initiative to write to this person, they actually had the audacity to block me. I reported them for abuse. I am not sure if this is someone I know personally or just someone trying to make a joke and/or mockery of me, but it isn't funny. In fact, it is indirect cyberbullying (maybe even cyberstalking) and really pathetic. 

You will not believe this, but I saw a comment on Myspace bashing some guy and making comments about my lips. This is from the actual fake profile. What makes matters worse is that I saw the actual profile online as they were posting in the forums (it showed the active alert sign and said they were online). Based on the language, it sounds like someone who is uneducated and they are really making me look bad. The truncation looks like the person impersonating me is some attention starved low life.

I am a 26 year old woman who works two jobs. I have a full-time office job which I work during the day in Athens, GA and in the evening, I work at the Georgia Square Mall at a kiosk. I live with my pets and live across from the Wiggly Field (dog park) in Athens. I am really not that interesting for you to steal my identity. I am not a celebrity. I don't get it. Perhaps I won't ever "get it" as I cannot relate to the person doing it. And if you are actually reading this post (which I will assume you are) grow up.

What I find funny about it is they are using pictures of me from 2004. I don't even think I have those pictures on my computer anymore. I don't know whether to laugh and find this as a form of flattery or cry at the fact that some psycho is literally using my identity and I have no idea what they are doing, while using my name and image. I saw they created a few weird pages too while linking back to this one, so they definitely are reading this blog, including this blog post. I have contacted all platforms via email and am waiting on a response from them.

I have used ExoticSarah before, but not ExoticSarah1980. They are literally linking to my blog it looks like also, attempting to make it look like it is me which I previously addressed in the paragraph above. I've reported the profiles for abuse and impersonation/identity theft, so hopefully they are deleted and as I said previously have contacted the platforms directly by email. If nothing is done, I will definitely look into contacting some sort of litigator and getting everything they are posting taken down. If you see anything, please report them and send them links to this blog so I can contact them.

The whole thing is bizarre.


Greta said…
I think ExoticSarah1980 is Michael Odegard. I don’t know why, but when I heard him on Sword and Scale it reminded me of a psychopath describing himself. Did you ever find out who was impersonating you?
Sarah said…
I found out in 2010 that the person behind ExoticSarah1980 was a guy named Majid from Washington D.C. Majid was actually a friend of mine for years. I had no idea he was using my identity at all and never even suspected it. He was impersonating me from 2006 until 2010 and using pictures of me from 2003 and 2004. Pictures that are on an old hard drive of a computer I haven't seen in almost 20 years. In 2004, I had created a blog, but uploaded the images of myself to it. Members could join. I had no naked pictures at all, just selfies and those who joined the blog or group could also add. It was called "Sarah Afshar" and I used an old email with my full name in it when I created it. It has been so many years. From what I remember, I deleted my album in that blog or group in 2007 after discovering I was being impersonated because I was literally freaked out.

When I discovered I was being impersonated, I didn't know what to really do except speculate what, why, who, how, etc. I contacted the FBI and they told me they would find out, but the waiting game was making me paranoid. I blamed myself. They were just old selfies of me, nothing scantily clad or risque. Just regular pictures. There was a guy who I knew from an MSN Group called the Insane Asylum who was extremely helpful and he contacted the person behind the ExoticSarah1980 ID and told me it was this guy.

I didn't want to believe it at first. Majid doesn't look like the type of guy to do this. And as I stated previously, I would have never expected him to do so. But I knew something was off because he told me I was being impersonated and at the time he told me, the account was logged on to one of the social network platforms. You could see the online notification. When I reached out to the person, they blocked me almost immediately. They continued to troll others using my image. For years, I had people contacting me and asking me about it. I didn't know what to say so I remained silent regarding it. The only thing I could do was be honest and tell the truth, which I will continue to do until this day.

As for Michael Odegard, I never talked to Michael Odegard, but he was a friend of my mother's for several months. She met him in the MSN movie chat back in 2002. When she discovered he was nuts, she blocked him in like 2003. She informed me he was a liar and that he told her some crazy things that were just too hard for the normal person to digest. When I asked her what, she vaguely described him. He tried to contact me several times and I just blocked him. He always came across as a very disturbed and angry man. He made several hate blogs about me way before I ever spoke about Morgan Ingram. In fact, he was harassing me when she was still alive. Truth be told, I think he was harassing me because he was trying to get attention from my mother. She wanted no parts of him. He was harassing me for years and then moved onto my ex boyfriend Joe, who is still continues to harass. Then, he tried to perpetuate this weird story and narrative that Joe and I were involved with a guy he use to be involved with and we are out to get him, etc. I see Mr. Odegard as nothing more than an internet stalker, a liar, and an evident psycho. Nothing more--nothing less. He's obviously sick and I don't want to say anything ignorant regarding that. Hopefully he gets the help he needs.
Theresa said…
Michael Odegard is insane. The elevator doesn’t hit the top floor with that one.