A woman has changed her name to “Jemmaroid Von Laalaa” to match her Facebook pseudonym in a bid to get back into her locked account.
We all know someone who has done it. Or maybe you have yourself?
Made up a name for your Facebook account – either as a way to avoid undesirables from your past, or to simply give yourself a new identity.
But what if Facebook demanded verification? What would you do?
Well this woman has been forced to go to great lengths to keep her Facebook pseudonym.
Legally change her name.
Holistic therapist, singer and blogger, formerly known as Jemma Rogers, has had to change her name by deed poll to “Jemmaroid Von Laalaa” in an attempt to unlock her Facebook account.
The 30-year old from North London set up a Facebook account under the name Jemmaroid Von Laalaa in 2008 because she wanted to avoid getting too many friend requests.
But her not-so-unusual method of creating a Facebook account backfired when Facebook sent her a message asking her to prove it was a genuine name.
Unsure of what to do Jemma panicked and photoshopped a credit card trying to prove it was her real name.
But Facebook didn’t fall for the canny stunt instead locking her out of her account.
She told The Telegraph that she then fessed up emailing Facebook admitting it was a pseudonym and asking to be let back in. But she was told as they could not confirm her identity her account was to be suspended.
The Mirror reports that now desperate Jemma was forced to change her name by deed poll to her pseudonym.
The now, Ms Von Laalaa said despite changing her credit cards and her driving license to the name Jemmaroid Von Laalaa she was still locked out.
“I know I’ve been a completely moron, but Facebook are being ridiculous. I’ve been locked out of my account for five weeks now and have lost all of my photos, messages and precious memories.”
She told The Telegraph what she did wasn’t unusual.