South London woman changes name to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa to get control of Facebook account

Jemma Rogers tried changing her name to get her Facebook account unlocked. Credit: SWNS

A woman from Lewisham in South London changed her name by deed poll to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa in an attempt to unlock her Facebook account.

The holistic therapist used to be called Jemma Rogers but she set up a Facebook account under the pseudonym Jemmaroid Von Laalaa because she wanted to avoid getting too many friend requests. However, that backfired when the web company sent her a message asking her to prove it was a genuine name. As she couldn't do so, she sent a fake picture of a bank card with the pseudonym on. But the next day, Facebook suspended her account.

Jemma tried emailing the company explaining what she had done but couldn't persuade them to unlock her account. So, in desperation, she changed her name by deed poll to her pseudonym Jemmaroid Von Laalaa and ordered new bank cards and a driving licence so she could prove her identity. Unfortunately, Facebook still haven't unlocked her account - all she has received is a message saying they are looking into the problem.