Online ethics: tricks to mislead

Part of my daily routine is to check on online friends and bloggers. So, I wanted to check on Carlo Ople‘s Facebook account, and too lazy to go to Facebook and search his name, I just typed in the url http://facebook.com/carloople. What I saw was quite interesting:

Now, Carlo Ople is known to be a social media expert, speaker and entrepreneur within the online and corporate community. He’s also with TV5 as a marketing consultant. I’ve worked with him for several projects. Really nice guy.

As you can see on this screenshot, I did not land to Carlo’s Facebook page. I landed somewhere else. What’s interesting is on the way this page was used. It has no entries other than a “Like” on someone else’s page.

Here’s my theory: Lloyd Luna, a self-proclaimed millionaire (one of my clients also had a history with this guy, as she was also tricked — but that’s another story) beats registering Carlo Ople with his own name on Facebook and “Liked” his page to make it look like Carlo endorses him. Clever, but misleading — evilish misleading.

I’m going to delete this post and issue an apology if this is not the case. 

By the way, this is Carlo Ople’s real Facebook account

  • Dupedbylloyd

    Since you already mentioned Lloyd duping his clients, I guess I was one of the ones who were also tricked by his sleazy marketing tactics.  He really didn’t study the nature of my website. He charged me P80,000 for a $39 elegant theme and creating usernames into different networking sites. Worse, the theme he used didn’t allow having comments in my website so all my previous comments weren’t showing up.  I hired another seo expert and so glad that their team is very competent that they give me updates at least once a week and they do deliver.  With Lloyd Luna, I just get updates rarely in a month.  

  • Anonymous

    Wow. So you actually have paid him P80k for an ElegantTheme site?