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(The Star Phoenix)   Con artist, who pretended to be a beauty queen on Facebook, banned from the internet. Wait, you can get someone banned from the internet? Cool   ( thestarphoenix.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, beauty queen, Facebook, Crown Attorney, Saskatoon, University of Notre Dame, Brittany Bjerland, Judge Albert Lavoie  
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11567 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Jan 2013 at 2:10 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-30 01:28:07 PM  
2013-01-30 01:35:08 PM  
So when's the internet's last day? That's something that needs to be on a calendar somewhere.
2013-01-30 01:51:40 PM  
2013-01-30 02:08:15 PM  
So why haven't we banned spammers yet?
2013-01-30 02:13:18 PM  
2013-01-30 02:13:33 PM  
Haha good luck with that.
2013-01-30 02:14:57 PM  
They de-Internet hackers on occasion.

/Thet need to hand out Internet bans for less serious crimes.
//Like trolling.
2013-01-30 02:15:43 PM  
Brandon befriended a number of young men using the fake profile and told them various stories in chats and emails, including that a family member was dying of cancer.

Brandon asked the men for help and they foolishly "ponied up quite a significant amount of money," probably hoping they'd get a date in return, Crown prosecutor Val Adamko said.

/Way to stay classy. I hope you get ass cancer and die slowly and in pain.
2013-01-30 02:16:24 PM  
2013-01-30 02:16:31 PM  
Free Kevin Mitnick.
2013-01-30 02:16:52 PM  
She's a toon?
2013-01-30 02:17:40 PM  
A beauty queen from Saskatchewan?  I guess she's better than the average bear.
2013-01-30 02:19:10 PM  
don't worry, it wasn't me
2013-01-30 02:20:27 PM  

miss diminutive: So why haven't we banned spammers yet?

Snark aside, because people actually buy their stuff. And at least according to NPR, those people actually get what they pay for (viagra).
2013-01-30 02:21:11 PM  
Looking for Miss Saskatchewan

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2013-01-30 02:21:47 PM  
Why is she wearing a blindfold and carrying a scale?
2013-01-30 02:23:48 PM  

ajgeek: So when's the internet's last day? That's something that needs to be on a calendar somewhere.

I told a customer it would be closed for cleaning one april fool's day.
/tech support
//heard about it from her when she called back a few weeks later.
///she took it well.
2013-01-30 02:24:22 PM  

Walker: Haha good luck with that.

Why, are you behind seven proxies?
2013-01-30 02:24:31 PM  
Note: Not a complete ban- parents are going to "monitor" her activity on the interwebs for education and employment.
2013-01-30 02:25:08 PM  
Pretty good Troll Handle Casey Anthony.

This is fraud 2x. If she did anything that furthered the belief that she was in fact the BQ, and gained from that...this is fraud #1.

Fraud #2 is any fabricated story she made in order to extract money from a victim, fraud # 2.
2013-01-30 02:25:11 PM  
Damn, who was the judge? A FARK mod?
2013-01-30 02:25:29 PM  
Bjerland feels "extremely humiliated," Adamko said. "She feels violated that her face and name were used to con young men out of money."

Oh come on, you already live in Canada.
2013-01-30 02:29:35 PM  
Wait. It was a woman behind it?

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2013-01-30 02:30:02 PM  
Is that the Internet age equivalent of house arrest?
2013-01-30 02:30:44 PM  
I know the King of the Internet. He bans people all the time, but nobody listens to him.
2013-01-30 02:32:24 PM  
2013-01-30 02:34:11 PM  


Done in one.
2013-01-30 02:34:36 PM  
Is s/he from Dolores?
d23 [BareFark]
2013-01-30 02:35:05 PM  

you have pee hands: A beauty queen from Saskatchewan?  I guess she's better than the average bear.

Saskatchewan Hot?
2013-01-30 02:35:21 PM  
This is the Final Boss of the Internet. You fail against him and you WILL be banned.

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You WILL be banned.
2013-01-30 02:37:22 PM  
Wait, you can be banned from the Internet for pretending to be a beauty queen?

2013-01-30 02:42:03 PM  
I am a beauty queen.
Send me $$$ for my dying mother.

2013-01-30 02:43:17 PM  
Suppose you pretend to be someone else on the internet, using their pictures, but you never profit or benefit from it in any way....

Would THAT be illegal?

I'm, uh, asking for...a friend. Yeah, a friend.
2013-01-30 02:43:42 PM  
I would love to visit Bjerland, but I cannot find it on the map anywhere.
2013-01-30 02:48:36 PM  
Heh...Star Kleenex. My hometown paper.

We used to have a joke in "the Yorkton(Sask)"

What do you call a good looking woman in Yorkton? A tourist

/try the veal, tip your farmer
2013-01-30 02:51:10 PM  
Paging GD to the thread...
2013-01-30 02:51:40 PM  
Was she dating Te'O
2013-01-30 03:01:52 PM  
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2013-01-30 03:18:59 PM  
Three words: Mark Basseley Youssef.

/no, it doesn't happen to every troll
//only the ones who are politically inconvenient enough to piss off His Presidential Majesty
///and who insult the Religion of Peace, Open Mindedness, and Democratic Equal Rights For All
2013-01-30 03:25:36 PM  
2013-01-30 03:33:28 PM  
I thought we weren't supposed to talk about banning in here.


Oh shiat, that means I'm ba....
2013-01-30 03:33:36 PM  
I just tired 18 and I'm hot. How does this Internet thing work? Can the men please help me? I'm weak and oh so scared.
2013-01-30 03:34:11 PM  

ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-30 03:36:35 PM  
miss diminutive: So why haven't we banned spammers yet?

In the USA it's likely that a conviction for criminal spamming would earn you a ban. Child pornography is also a bannable offense, along with some kinds of hacking and computer-related fraud. The judge has discretion to set conditions of probation.
2013-01-30 03:37:24 PM  
See white knights! There's never a payoff
2013-01-30 03:40:03 PM  
Your day has come Skinnyhead!
2013-01-30 03:44:35 PM  
He done goofed?
2013-01-30 03:45:49 PM  
do defence lawyers work around deyard?
2013-01-30 03:59:17 PM  
You know, I read that you can't post anything on the internet if it isn't true.
2013-01-30 04:03:17 PM  

beerrun: You know, I read that you can't post anything on the internet if it isn't true.

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