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Old 02-03-2008, 09:42 AM   #1
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Default Something that happened to me recently... ***PLEASE BE CAREFUL ONLINE!!!***

I just thought I would share a story with you guys about something that happened to me about a month ago.

My stepbrother sent me a message about a month ago asking if I was on a playstation 3 forum. He was like, hey are you on [the forum link]? Because i ran across a picture of you and your cousin on there but they said it was krista and melissa. NOT brooke and lacy.

So I go there and apparently there's this person who is saying they are a "gamer girl" and they are pretty high and mighty on the forum. They are one of the top posters. They are using pictures OF ME and saying it is them.

I had the pictures removed when I sent a pic of myself holding a sign that said their username is a fake to the administrators. They did not believe me until I did that because they said that person had been on their forums for over a year. They had been STEALING my pictures for over a year. (The user is now banned from the site, btw).
They must have gotten them from my myspace, facebook, or my website that was around back then because some of them were old and had been deleted a while back.
So they had been saving my pictures for a WHILE.

As far as i'm concerned, it could be a girl who likes the way I look because she is ridiculously ugly, or some creepy 50 year old man with a fetish for gamer boys.... or just young people in general.

I got this resolved and actually got a lawyer to do some research into their online history (ip address stuff, etc) and get their information. (my boyfriend's mom's bf is a lawyer) lol.
So this is in the process of getting resolved. Identity theft is illegal, even if it is just taking someone's pictures and saying you're them.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this story with you guys to show you that this can happen to anyone! (I'm a young adult *EDITED* and I still have to be careful!)
Please don't share too much personal information on the internet. Let's keep WI safe!


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Old 02-03-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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OMG how did they get pics of u?
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:48 AM   #3
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They're not nice peeps.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:02 AM   #4
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View Post Originally Posted by joejonasrocks
OMG how did they get pics of u?
Well I used to have a photo gallery on my website, I post on many forums, I have myspace and facebook. There were tons of ways for them to get the pictures. They had just been saving them for a while.

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They're not nice peeps.
Nope, not at all; and the scariest part is they could be anyone!

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Old 02-03-2008, 10:35 AM   #5
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That is bad, I will rememer that!
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:38 AM   #6
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Okay!!! Sorry...
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:39 AM   #7
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Okay!!! Sorry...
No problem, I'm just letting you all know what happened to me so you can keep it from happening to you! It's pretty scary
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:41 AM   #8
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Wow... I am kinda scared...
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:32 PM   #9
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Oh I know! But it's being taken care of. We found out who the person is... someone in canada.
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:39 PM   #10
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That is scary. Im not allowed to have myspace for that reason!!! I've never had it before, and mom doesn't want me too.
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