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September 8, 2011

There are several dozen Facebook pages in the name of Richard Dean Anderson, and on a number of these pages, the owner attempts to deceive fans by posting messages as Richard. One of the biggest of these pages even used a fake verification icon to fool thousands of followers.

When Richard learned what was going on at Facebook, he was very disturbed by these fraudulent imposters deliberately duping fans in his name. To set the record straight, Richard sent a video message to all his fans, making it very clear that he does NOT use Facebook.

The transcript of his video follows:

September 8, 2011

Hi. Richard Dean Anderson here.

It's way too early in the morning to be doing this, and in fact I kind of resent having to do it at all, but there are some people, a couple of couples, that are representing themselves on Facebook as me. They've got - there are are a couple of sites up - actually there are many, many sites up, apparently - that are invoking my name as being the responder. It's not happening. I don't have a Facebook account, let alone am I holding court on a site.

So please, I'd like people like Nancy Battaglia, Christine Pullinger, Christopher John Taylor, and Kate Taylor to please stop what you're doing. It's illegal and it's bad form. All right?

Have a good rest of the day.

Following the posting of this video, Nancy and Christine removed themselves as administrators and offered their apologies and cooperation in shutting down the fraudulent sites.