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I've notified Twitter, but they are not getting the message. The indirect, malicious rumors that are being spread are getting extreme and she doesn't want to go back to school tomorrow.

Does anyone have any suggestions for finding out the real culprit?

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If it's actually "fraudulently used my daughter's email address" then all you need to do is click on "forgot password" and request it to your daughter's email. Otherwise, you can search for Twitter employees in people search and alert them of this cyber-bullying. – dnbrv Aug 22 '12 at 5:04
How do you know they have used your daughter's email address? The email address of another persons account is not usually accessible? I was going to suggest that your daughter report the fraudulent account for spam and block it. But are these rumours spread to others outside of Twitter? – w3dk Aug 22 '12 at 8:15
From support.twitter.com/groups/33-report-abuse-or-policy-violations I see a number of options that you should follow up on depending on the specifics of your situation, including "How to Report Abusive Behavior", "Fake Twitter Emails", "My Account Has been Compromised" and "Tips for Parents". – Al E. Aug 22 '12 at 16:01

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