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Tue Dec 5, 2017, 12:35 AM

Check to see if a fraudulent comment was left at the FCC in your name

https://www.comcastroturf.com/

Not only was a fraudulent comment left in my name. It was also at my correct address.

This is what it says:

The unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed on the internet is smothering innovation, damaging the American economy and obstructing job creation. I urge the Federal Communications Commission to end the bureaucratic regulatory overreach of the internet known as Title II and restore the bipartisan light-touch regulatory consensus that enabled the internet to flourish for more than 20 years. The plan currently under consideration at the FCC to repeal Obama's Title II power grab is a positive step forward and will help to promote a truly free and open internet for everyone.

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Reply Check to see if a fraudulent comment was left at the FCC in your name (Original post)
LeftInTX Dec 2017 OP
marble falls Dec 2017 #1
gopiscrap Dec 2017 #2
LeftInTX Dec 2017 #4
gopiscrap Dec 2017 #7
itsrobert Dec 2017 #3
LeftInTX Dec 2017 #5
Pachamama Dec 2017 #6
catrose Dec 2017 #8
Neema Dec 2017 #9
ggmac0427 Dec 2017 #13
Baitball Blogger Dec 2017 #14
krispos42 Dec 2017 #10
lostnfound Dec 2017 #11
ggmac0427 Dec 2017 #12
steve2470 Dec 2017 #15
discntnt_irny_srcsm Dec 2017 #16
LeftInTX Dec 2017 #17
discntnt_irny_srcsm Dec 2017 #18
LeftInTX Dec 2017 #19
LeftInTX Dec 2017 #20

Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 12:48 AM

1. Did and done. Thanks.

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 12:52 AM

2. this needs to go viral so people

know to check and then take action

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 01:19 AM

4. I tweeted it. I've got 147 followers

I guess I can keep tweeting it over and over.

I posted it on FB, but it won't get the traction (retweets) that twitter has.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 02:37 AM

7. Thank you

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 12:57 AM

3. And

Search Obama.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 01:21 AM

5. OMG!!!

Two fake ones in his name at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 01:32 AM

6. Whoa!!!! I searched my name and found it 3 times at 3 different addresses all using the same comment


Here is what the comment said:


"The unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed on the internet is smothering innovation, damaging the American economy and obstructing job creation. I urge the Federal Communications Commission to end the bureaucratic regulatory overreach of the internet known as Title II and restore the bipartisan light-touch regulatory consensus that enabled the internet to flourish for more than 20 years. The plan currently under consideration at the FCC to repeal Obama's Title II power grab is a positive step forward and will help to promote a truly free and open internet for everyone."

My name isn't very common. I find this very strange that 3 same names at 3 different addresses with same comment...I can't believe this is coincidence...

Meanwhile, on a positive note, I was happy to see actual neighbors and friends of mine who made great messages for Net Neutrality to the FCC....

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 02:43 AM

8. That's what mine says too

Wrong address, though

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 03:45 AM

9. Interestingly enough, I didn't find my name. Problem is I left a legit comment

over a week ago and it is not there. That pisses me off too.

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Response to Neema (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 10:06 AM

13. Don't be pissed

The page with the search link says that only names alongside suspicious anti-net neutrality comments will show up from the search.

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Response to ggmac0427 (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 11:04 AM

14. How would they know the fake ones from the valid ones if they're using the same information?

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 07:00 AM

10. son of a bitch

My name is fairly common. I got 5 hits, none of them me BUT they all say the identical thing! It's copy and paste! All in mid-May, too!

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 09:07 AM

11. Comment from the grave?

Someone in a small town with my name supposedly put in the following comment, so I googled my name and that town in New York and only one person by that name appeared from that town, and they died two months before the comment went in.

The unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed on the internet is smothering innovation, damaging the American economy and obstructing job creation. I urge the Federal Communications Commission to end the bureaucratic regulatory overreach of the internet known as Title II and restore the bipartisan light-touch regulatory consensus that enabled the internet to flourish for more than 20 years. The plan currently under consideration at the FCC to repeal Obama's Title II power grab is a positive step forward and will help to promote a truly free and open internet for everyone.

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 09:52 AM

12. Damn! My name was used, too

I searched and found my name along with the same cut-and-paste comment "The unprecedented regulatory power........etc" , but the address was not mine.

However, I googled the address, and it does not exist. So my name was fraudulently used, with a non-existent address. There are probably more fake submittals just like this.

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 11:09 AM

15. both the formal and informal spellings of my name were used, however...

Both listings were not at my address.

I'll leave a legit comment again at my address.

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 11:03 PM

16. I would be careful about leaving your real name on an internet site

Any site you visit can see various pieces of info including your IP which locates you geographically. Maybe some credible organization has investigated this site but I haven't seen that info.

Be careful out there in the interwebs.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 11:18 PM

17. It is the FCC.gov site

Someone is putting fraudulent comments on the FCC site.

Here is one in Barack Obama's name. I don't think Barack Obama's IP address indicated he lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in July of 2017.

Someone is committing fraud.

https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filing/10713873805694

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 11:21 PM

18. No doubt

I just don't know anything about the comcastroturf site.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:33 AM

19. It was put out by Tom's Hardware

And it searched the FCC for fake comments.

I also found my comments by going to the site and searching for my name.

In addition to the fake comment, I had posted two comments in support of Net Neutrality.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:34 AM

20. Search for comments using the FCC site

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