Oscar Saxelby-Lee: Mother 'disgusted' by fake Facebook profiles
The mother of a boy having treatment for leukaemia says she is disgusted by fake profiles set up on Facebook and Instagram using her son's photos.
However, since then, a number of fake profiles have appeared on social media using Oscar's image asking for money.
Facebook apologised to the family and said it had removed several accounts.
Oscar's mother Olivia Saxelby, from Worcester, told BBC Hereford and Worcester from Singapore it was "beyond belief" these fake posts could exist.
She said: "It's just disgusting, I'm mortified.
"They've changed Oscar's name, created some sort of story... it's just beyond belief, these people are so insensitive."
Last week, they became aware of the fake profiles which not only impersonate Oscar but his mum too.
"I just want them to stop, it's beyond wrong and it's hurtful," Ms Saxelby said.
The family have reported the posts and profiles to Facebook but say they have not been quick enough to respond.
Ms Saxelby said she is "absolutely shattered" by the experience of having to continually report the fake pages.
"It's just been horrid," she said.
A Facebook spokesperson said: "Posts that impersonate or defraud people are not allowed on Facebook and we are sorry that Oscar Saxelby-Lee's family has had to see these upsetting posts. We have removed several of these accounts and we are investigating to identify any that remain."
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