Bond girl Shirley Eaton fuming over Twitter fraud
Sept. 8, 2012, 9:30 AM EST
Former Bond girl Shirley Eaton has lodged an official complaint with Twitter
after an online prankster set up an account in her name.
actress, famed for being covered in gold paint for her role in 1964 007 movie
"Goldfinger," was left fuming after she discovered an online impersonator had
hijacked her details to post messages on the social networking website.
Eaton complained to website execs and the fake account has now been
She tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "I'm incandescent
that someone has stolen my name and is using it to get attention. It's identity
theft. I don't even want to be on Twitter, I think it's abhorrent, people
sending messages to say they're doing the washing-up [washing dishes]or
"It seems unfair that anyone can set up on Twitter using my
name, or the name of any famous person, without any checks at all. If a friend
of mine hadn't seen it, I would never have known - they could have said anything
in my name and I wouldn't have known a thing about it."