Halsteads warn of copycat Facebook page


ATLANTA - Family members of a boy left paralyzed by a fallen tree limb are warning about a Facebook page impersonating them.

Tripp Halstead has gained global attention since the injury at his Winder day care. With 756,000 followers, his family uses the Facebook page “Tripp Halstead Updates” to keep others informed about the toddler’s recovery.

Now, the family said someone is copying posts from “Tripp Halstead Updates” and re-posting them on another page.

“The fake page is pretending to be me and copying my posts,” Tripp’s mother, Stacy Halstead, posted Sunday.

She and other friends and family who manage the real page asked followers to report the other page.

“Do not give this page any donations. As you all know, Bill and Stacy have only ever asked for prayers,” one post said.

Stacy Halstead also asked followers to not target all pages that use the name Tripp.

“Please be careful who you report. There are other sick children named Tripp with pages on Facebook. We don't want to mess up their pages,” she said.

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