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Facebook to investigate ‘spoof’ page for Preston ice cream parlour

Posted on - 17th December, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Ribbleton
The ‘Cuff’s Ice Cream Parlour’s’ new Facebook profile picture

A Facebook page set up claiming to be a popular Preston ice cream parlour, is now being investigated by the social media giant.

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The actual Cuffs Ice Cream parlour, located in Ribbleton, was set up by the Cuff family after the war in what was Acregate Lane.

Another shop was opened in Ribbleton Avenue, which now has new owners, but trades using the Cuff name.

On the Facebook page, screenshots of the comments have been posted with new comments above which have certainly been getting big reactions.

Not only does the site reply to comments with a new level of snark, it has also produced several debatable posts.

One post read: “We have been thinking about changing our name to ‘chuffs’ because that how you’re all treating us today.

“Honestly, it’s no wonder half of your kids are constantly in trouble, and more than that will end up in prison for petty crimes when the’re older.

“It’s not too late to change your ways and show your children what a responsible adult is. Instead of showing them how much of a lazy workshy freeloader you are.

“GET. SOME. SELF. RESPECT. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!”

There have been reports of the page being reported to Facebook in the past.

Now, Facebook has been made aware of the page and is conducting its own investigation. A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed to Blog Preston: “The team will take some time to investigate the page.”

The page has recently changed its profile picture to two scoops of ice cream with cherries on top, which has sparked controversy between some users, and laughs among others.

Many Blog Preston readers have been speculating the page has been hacked into, but the Cuff family said the Ice Cream Parlour doesn’t actually have a Facebook page.

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A spokesperson for the Cuffs family said: “The parody page is becoming increasingly more offensive.

“Amusing as it is for many followers to read, posting abusive and derogatory content, under the guise of the Cuff’s Ice Cream brand name and its local area of Ribbleton, is unjust and unnecessary.”

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Blog Preston contacted the Cuff’s Facebook page for comment but received a rude response to our reporter which we won’t be printing.

We also contacted the current owners of Cuff’s who declined to comment.

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