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Mark Zuckerberg -- I Fear My Facebook Stalker

2/8/2011 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mark Zuckerberg claims he's being stalked by a man who's been sending him creepy messages through Facebook and threatening his safety ... TMZ has learned.

Mark Zuckerberg Stalker

Zuckerberg has obtained a restraining order against 31-year-old Pradeep Manukonda -- after Mark filed legal papers claiming the guy has tried to "follow, surveil and contact Mr. Zuckerberg using language threatening his personal safety" ... and the safety of his girlfriend and his sister.

Law enforcement sources tell us Pradeep had gone to several Facebook offices in Palo Alto attempting to contact Mark to ask for money for his financially-strapped family.

According to the legal docs, Facebook security also intercepted Pradeep at Mark's home on January 24 just as he was about to walk up the front steps.

Cops gave Pradeep a verbal warning -- but Mark claims the guy has continued to try to contact him through the mail ... even sending flowers to his home with a hand-written letter on January 28. 

In one of his Facebook messages to Mark, Pradeep writes, "please help me, then I am ready to die for you." He continues, "Please understand my pain."

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The judge has ordered Pradeep to stay at least 300 yards away from Mark, his sister Randi and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan pending a hearing later this month.


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61.

SayWhat    

lol... sounds like a new spin on the old *****ian scam.

1352 days ago
62.

SayWhat    

lol... sounds like a new spin on the old *****ian scam.

Posted at 6:48 PM on Feb 7, 2011 by SayWhat
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WTF??? I hate auto censor! n.igeri.an scam.... grow up tmz

1352 days ago
63.

Bobo Frog    

This Indian dude just wants a job in one of Facebook's India branches. This is all just a big misunderstanding.

1352 days ago
64.

Candy    

He would rather go on Oprah and announce the millons he is giving away, rather than throw this poor dude a few bucks. Shameful.

1352 days ago
65.

Gee    

he just wants a bit of loving, Mark! can't you give him that muchh?! LOL.

what i also don't understand is that people is going off saying how he is a terrorist/muslim, as far as I know (i'm an indian), pradeep is a hindu name. just thought i'd clear that up :)

& also, maybe it's time that you improved facebook security/privacy, Mark!

1352 days ago
66.

Jackie    

How about blocking his IP and delete his profile. Also get very tight security or body guards.

1352 days ago
67.

icantbelieveitsnotbutter    

This NUT needs to be in a Mental hospital.

Posted at 4:02 PM on Feb 7, 2011 by get real


You mean Zuckerburg, right.

1352 days ago
68.

myliverhurts    

I would actually enjoy reading letters and writing checks. Someone should start a fund for this guy I have a few bucks I don't need. Mark you could use a better looking girlfriend one that doesn't look like she ate $50,000,000,000 worth of fatty fatso foods...

1352 days ago
69.

tgrfan42069    

lmao the creator of facebook gets stalked on his own creation and cant keep the guy from stalking him.that looks bad.

1352 days ago
70.

growup    

Facebook page? check.

Jihad-loving facebook friends who long for an Islamic state governed by a Khalifat? check.

Likes WikiLeaks and Revolution in Pakistan... hmm. yes, yes, go on... gals, if you don't mind getting stoned, this could be the guy for you!

Truthfully though, he had me at "Hello, Infidel."

1352 days ago
71.

Truth    

WOW, NOW THE DOUCHE ZUCKERBERG KNOWS WHY RICH PEEPS AND CELEBS LIVE IN GATED COMMUNITIES AND 24HR PRIVATE SECURITY MANSIONS. MORON LIVES ON A TYPICAL MIDDLE CLASS NEIGHBORHOOD, SERVES HIM RIGHT. "CAUGHT HIM GOING UP THE STEPS", LOL. THAT'S FUNNY... STEPS FROM THE SIDEWALK. IRONIC, THE NERD GETS STALKED ON HIS OWN CREATION. KARMA'S A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!

1352 days ago
72.

Lyonene    

Dax, I can't tell if you got my sarcastic point or not. Yes, stalkers would be a huge reason (among others) why MZ saying people should blanket share their contact info is a really bad idea.

IMO, if I want them to have my contact info, they already have it. If not, they can send me a private message through FB to see if I want them to have it or not. Just because I farm or read horoscopes with 'em doesn't mean I want them knowing my number or address.

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Um, Identity Theft? Stalkers? Online Fraud? The FBI? Nosy Employers? Geez...

According to the latest security alert from a tech company who tracks these sorts of things, Facebook has become a breeding ground for all of the above activity. Welcome to MZ's new world.


Lyonene says:

From Time Magazine regarding contact info being available:

"But the Facebook creators seem shaped more by the belief that transparency and sharing can be for the common good. “Why wouldn’t you want to share?” Zuckerberg asks. “Why wouldn’t you want to be open unless you’ve got something to hide?"

Hmmm. Why indeed.


Posted at 7:19 PM on Feb 7, 2011 by Dax

1352 days ago
73.

CrisDizzle    

Cry me a river Zuckerburg! Just come out of the closet bruh! You pair make a good couple! AHAHAH! ;-]

1352 days ago
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mrs etherl mertz    

#13 - Indians are usually NOT Muslim. Hindu maybe, but NOT Muslim.

1352 days ago
75.

Surfer Gal    

Zuckerberg would NEVER delete that guy's account! He might make a dime off the stalker's dude's info.

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