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This model says her sexy pics are the most-used by catfishers

By Marisa Dellatto

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, babe.

Model Allison Parker, who claims she’s the most-imitated person on Instagram, is sick of people pretending to be her and stealing her photos on social media.

“If you search Allison Parker on Instagram or other social-media platforms I’m almost 100% positive that I’m the most impersonated model on it,” the 28-year-old tells Jam Press. “They usually just post the same content I post with the same exact captions. A lot are selling my content for their own gain.”

And many, she says, are “catfishing,” referring to when someone steals photos from the internet and pretends to be someone else online.

Parker isn’t exaggerating — when you search her name on Instagram, dozens of accounts with her name and photos appear.

On the page she runs, @allison.parker22, Parker posts photos showing off her curves to her 7.7 million followers. She posts extra-explicit images to her OnlyFans and her premium Snapchat page, where fans can see them for a price.

They can also glimpse these pics on the many profiles pretending to be Parker, which the model says is a huge problem for her.

“I bet if you add up every dollar someone has earned reselling my content acting as me or catfishing people, I’d have to guess it’s over $1 million a year in lost income,” she says.

Catfishing has become a popular tactic to gain followers and romantic attention on social media and dating apps over the last decade.

Parker says that in addition to people using her photos on their own pages, people pretend to be her and charge their followers, scamming them. When sending money online, “people need to have more common sense,” she says. She’s hoping that Instagram will verify her page so users will know she is who she says she is.

And though she reports every fake profile she comes across, little action has been taken by the social-media company. “The reporting mechanism is absolutely no good,” says Parker.

In response, a Facebook spokesperson tells The Post that Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) “does not tolerate impersonation in any way and we remove accounts that impersonate other people.”

The spokesperson says those like Parker who believe someone has created an Instagram account pretending to be someone else can report it using this page.

“To make sure people in the Instagram community can easily find the authentic people and brands they want to follow, we introduced verification badges in December 2014,” the spokesperson went on. “Verification on Instagram is for brands, organizations and public figures who we know to be at risk for impersonation or consider to be in the public interest.”

Nev Schulman, the host of the long-running MTV show “Catfish”, says it’s easy to fall for these fake profiles.

“If someone is thinking about you and wants to know how you are, it confirms that you matter and exist,” he recently told The Post.

If you’re talking to someone you met over the internet, make sure they can FaceTime and confirm their identity, he says. If they’re hesitant, it’s a red flag.

“If they are super busy because they are a model slash actor slash producer slash studying to be an anesthesiologist, but they sort of always have time to get on the phone or text you but can’t FaceTime, that’s weird,” he told Page Six.

“And if they live in the same city but can’t meet up, either they’re lying or they just aren’t that into you,” he advised.

https://nypost.com/2020/05/06/this-model-says-her-sexy-pics-are-the-most-used-by-catfishers/

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