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Is it illegal to have a fake facebook page?

Dayton, OH |

I know someone who created a facebook page under some random, made up name. Says that he is 23 and was just talking to random people.. Began a fake "relationship" with someone who was 19. They have never talked in real life, no plans of ever meeting, nothing perverted.. He says its harmless but I dont know. Is there trouble brewing?

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Yes. See Facebook terms of use.

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I am not certain about Ohio, but most states prohibit impersonating another, real or imagined, online.

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