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Fake Burger King Facebook account goes viral after telling a reviewer where to stick his opinion

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By John McCarthy | Media editor

April 2, 2015 | 3 min read

A fake Facebook account for Burger King Tralee in Ireland has went viral after it told a displeased customer who mistook it for a legitimate account to “fuck off and go over to McDonald’s then eat their shit food”.

The copycat page, which has now been deleted by the social network, has been causing havoc with some over-the-top statements and an illegitimate claim offering customers free mini pancakes.

First the account responded to a review criticising the branch's drive through service.

In response to going viral, the prankster then ran a (now deleted) promotion offering free pancakes to anyone who shared the post.

Burger King Tralee statement read: “We acknowledge that certain comments were posted on a Facebook page pretending to be Burger King Tralee. This is not an official Facebook page for Burger King Tralee.

“The comments that were made by an individual were unfortunate and do not reflect the views of Burger King Tralee. We apologise for any offence caused by the comments of this individual.”

The episode raises a reminder why it is important for brands to clamp down on parody and copycat accounts.

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