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Old 02-24-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Exclamation Step into the shoes of an Online Predator- Do you really think that all your personal info is hidden?...

I just wanted to give out a little reminder about personal info...

We all know that here on WI we can ONLY give out things like:
- our 1st names
- our Middle names
- the state we live in

But I recently found out that WI has a Facebook account... (WI does not have a facebook account but there is a WI group on Facebook - smitchell)
and there people from WI come and post things like "Hey, I'm (username) from WI!"
and whats "bad" about Facebook you ask?

It gives out this info:
- our 1st names
- our last names
- personal pictures

from there on an Online Predator could take your 1st and last name and search you up on Myspace (which I'm guessing most teens and some adults have)
And what do they get?

It gives this info out:
- more personal pictures
- age
- city
and sometimes even your phone #...

Now they have all the info they need to find you... they just go to Yellowpages, type in your city and last name... BINGO! They gotcha


So, you see how easy it was for me (a kid) to figure this out? Think of how easy it would be for an adult 2x smarter than me... So I just wanna warn you guys to think before decide what you want to give out on Facebook/Myspace/Youtube and all those other online resoures...

Stay safe, and thank you very much for reading

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Old 02-24-2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Step into the shoes of an Online Predator- Do you really think that all your personal info is hidden?...

Good point! I am glad people are realizing that this isn't appropriate.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:17 PM   #3
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OMG Wi has a facebook account? I THANKFULLY do NOT have a myspace account! WOW GREAT THREAD !

REP!

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and i'm glad i don't give out my name either....yikes! I'm too scared and paranoid half the time onthe internet!

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Old 02-24-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
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View Post Originally Posted by ChihuahuaGrl16
OMG Wi has a facebook account? I THANKFULLY do NOT have a myspace account! WOW GREAT THREAD !

REP!

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and i'm glad i don't give out my name either....yikes! I'm too scared and paranoid half the time onthe internet!
Yes they do... I just came across that last Saturday when I was googling WI... (don't ask, I'm very random ) and I believe it was also posted somewhere on the front page a while ago...

and thank you very much
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What do you mean WI has a Facebook account?
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:20 PM   #6
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Default Re: Step into the shoes of an Online Predator- Do you really think that all your personal info is hidden?...

This should be taken as a very REAL and SERIOUS warning. It is way too simple to find out everything about someone, just by gathering very small details taken from simple conversations over time. You need to guard your identies, it's the most important thing you possess. Giving out info about yourself can be very dangerous in this electronically connected world.

Great warning, good post!
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:21 PM   #7
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View Post Originally Posted by CutiePie_Kelsey
What do you mean WI has a Facebook account?
WI (Justin) has one and there are some WI members that have pictures of themselves and they posted things like "Hey its (username) from WI"...
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you're welcome dotdotduck :-)
i hope everyone reads this!
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:22 PM   #9
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View Post Originally Posted by Mama Girl NH
This should be taken as a very REAL and SERIOUS warning. It is way too simple to find out everything about someone, just by gathering very small details taken from simple conversations over time. You need to guard your identies, it's the most important thing you possess. Giving out info about yourself can be very dangerous in this electronically connected world.

Great warning, good post!
Thank you very much, Mama Girl
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O ok now I understand thanks for clearing that up. REP
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