I was enjoying my Saturday evening, when I received lots of messages on email and on IG DM asking if I had a new IG account. Some friends even snapped pix! And I had to act immediately by reporting this fake account to IG.
I can't get any of my accounts 'verified', but I sure could get impersonated! How'd that happen?
I'm not a celebrity. I'm not an executive. I'm not a household brand. I'm Nadia. A newbie, debut author using social media to interact with friends, family, educators, librarians, the writing community to talk about my passion for books, my writing journey, and being social.
I can't say I'm not upset. I can't say I'm not frustrated. And I can't help 'feeling' violated or cringing someone used my personal information against me to create an impersonation account. Asking 'why' doesn't even matter, because I'll never know the answer.
I can't say I'm surprised, seeing this already happened to a couple of my CPs recently. I figured it was a matter of time before this happened to me. Now that it has...I have to take even more preventative measures than what I already had in place, to keep my accounts even safer and hope this doesn't happen again.
To help with that, I still require my community to be guarded too. Please note my OFFICIAL IG accounts:
1] Authorship/personal: @nadiasalomon.author
2] Newsletter: @nadias.nook - tied to my NL with my book recommendations
3] Book: @goodnightganesha (It's where I post all things GG related)
4] The Book of Nadias: @TheBookOfNadias - my social group for all #nadiaswhowrite and #nadiaswhoillustrate kid lit.
Here are my OFFICIAL TWITTER accounts:
1] Author: @Nadia_Salomon
2] Newsletter: @nadiasnook
3] Book: @GoodnightGanesh (no 'a' at end, Twitter caps usernames at 15 characters)
4] Nadias: @TheBookOfNadias
I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this 'incident' may have caused you. THANK YOU to everyone who reached out to inform me of someone impersonating my account.
Because of your vigilance, I'm happy to report IG responded swiftly and removed the bogus account within minutes.
Again, thank you for supporting me and keeping an eye out for bogus accounts.
With heartfelt appreciation,
The REAL #NadiaSalomon