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    Personal information posted

    I would kindly like to remind our family here of something. Please, Please do not publish private information here on the forums. Information such as addresses, phone numbers and emails. All it takes it one scoundrel to register here and something bad may happen.

    If such things need to be exchanged, this is what PM's are for.


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    thanks, forget about those nasties at times
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    ​Yes anything you wouldn't post on Facebook shouldn't be posted here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Yes anything you wouldn't post on Facebook shouldn't be posted here.
    Anything you wouldn't shout from the rooftop should not be posted anywhere!!!!!!

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    A good reminder, thank you.

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    It is mind boggling as the what a person will do to obtain even a smidgen of personal info.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
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    Yes, we all have to be wary what is outside there on the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Yes anything you wouldn't post on Facebook shouldn't be posted here.
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    LOL no problem posting for me as I don't have a FB account ! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Yes anything you wouldn't post on Facebook shouldn't be posted here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Caswews View Post
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    LOL no problem posting for me as I don't have a FB account ! :-)
    Same here, I don't use FB, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram.
    I only recently signed up for a Pinterest account, so I could look at pictures of other peoples work. And I don't even use that, I don't pin anything...lol
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    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)
    “If you can’t see a mistake from 12 feet away, it doesn’t exist, and there are no perfect quilts and that helps a lot,” .......Greg Biornstad

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    Since we are talking Internet safety, I simply must ask all of you to stop putting your children's pictures online, especially when you mention the school they go to, or ever mentioned the school name, activity addresses etc. there are actually many abductions that start with a photo posted online. The first thing they do is add the picture to their catalog offering to custom kidnap YOUR child for pedophiles! Police have warnings about this all over the Internet. Please be careful with your precious Angels. (I have even heard of the same thing being done with purebred animal pictures posted online!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly View Post
    Since we are talking Internet safety, I simply must ask all of you to stop putting your children's pictures online, especially when you mention the school they go to, or ever mentioned the school name, activity addresses etc. there are actually many abductions that start with a photo posted online. The first thing they do is add the picture to their catalog offering to custom kidnap YOUR child for pedophiles! Police have warnings about this all over the Internet. Please be careful with your precious Angels. (I have even heard of the same thing being done with purebred animal pictures posted online!)
    I'm wondering if you can give us some links to this information. Near as I could find, the pictures are being kidnapped, not the children. Bad enough. Several stories about this went viral but aren't true. So, I'm hoping you have the links of the real versions so we can educate ourselves. Is this part of the Amber Alert? Thanks.
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    Your name, name of known relatives, address, phone number and any other info about you is online and anyone can get all the real personal details for $30. Look up you name on People Search. Anyone can search for your name in any obit for years back. Thus getting your maiden name, name of relatives, etc. No one is off the grid. As far as Facebook I made up a profile, even a fake name for my Facebook page. It's for quilting related things. My kids will send me emails or text me pictures of the grand activities.
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    I guess the big warning is that no one is off the grid. Thanks for the info
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    I'm wondering if you can give us some links to this information. Near as I could find, the pictures are being kidnapped, not the children. Bad enough. Several stories about this went viral but aren't true. So, I'm hoping you have the links of the real versions so we can educate ourselves. Is this part of the Amber Alert? Thanks.
    I just searched for the actual story. I could not find it either, but will say that if it might keep a child safe from pedophiles, I will pass it on. As the mother of a child preyed upon by a pedophile, I want to do everything to spare another mother or father and child the pain. I would rather pass it and be found wrong, than not post it and find out it was true....
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    [QUOTE=madamekelly;7345370]I just searched for the actual story. I could not find it either, but will say that if it might keep a child safe from pedophiles, I will pass it on. As the mother of a child preyed upon by a pedophile, I want to do everything to spare another mother or father and child the pain. I would rather pass it and be found wrong, than not post it and find out it was true....[/QUOTE

    of course you would do anything to keep your children safe. I have never "known" any person whose child was preyed upon by a pedophile who found them on the Internet. Yikes!!
    Alyce

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    My rule of thumb is to assume others out there in cyber space are way smarter than I am!! ... lurking because they have nothing better to do OR they can't think of anything constructive and beneficial to do for others. And they are out to do evil if they can.

    Our smart phones list locations, etc. of where we are. I just assume if you don't have everything locked down on your smart phone, that when you take photos and post them info gets out on the web. To what end someone else will take it, I do not know.

    A lot of caution is a very good thing in anything that has to do with the Internet!

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    http://www.aol.com/article/2015/10/1...d%3D-334197940

    This was just up on a website. Kits were "plucked from hotels, casinos and truck stops, among other locations". So we have to keep our kids close even out in the world.
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    http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security...cebook-n444561

    I saw in the news today that German police warn parents not to post photos of their kids.

    "It warns that such photos may be used by bullies or pedophiles and notes that children are entitled to privacy".
    "Be brave enough to be who you really are.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elise1 View Post
    http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security...cebook-n444561

    I saw in the news today that German police warn parents not to post photos of their kids.

    "It warns that such photos may be used by bullies or pedophiles and notes that children are entitled to privacy".
    that is so true about protecting them and about their privacy. I've read about the privacy thing before - kids have no say in what is posted and later may resent it, assuming it just annoys them and doesn't leave them vulnerable to being a victim.
    Alyce

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    I should mention that most "bad" people wouldn't even have to create a login to get information posted here. If you log out (or use another web browser that is not logged into the QB), google anything that you know will come up with hits from the Quilting Board and read to your heart's content. Try this for instance:

    https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#h...yer+April+2015

    The 8th and 9th hit are from a post I made here the other day.

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    Sew very nice to receive a reminder now and then. Just goes to show how we try to watch each others backs. Thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I would kindly like to remind our family here of something. Please, Please do not publish private information here on the forums. Information such as addresses, phone numbers and emails. All it takes it one scoundrel to register here and something bad may happen.

    If such things need to be exchanged, this is what PM's are for.


    Chase
    I revived this thread again.

    Please do not post addresses or other personal contact info on this or any forum where "mean" people can find them.

    Even though one might feel safe here cause it's our "home". There are still people trying to "peek in the windows".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Yes anything you wouldn't post on Facebook shouldn't be posted here.

    People post the dumbest things on FB. Emails, address, phone numbers, etc. I would bet that most photos posted have the GPS co-ordinates imbedded. Scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    People post the dumbest things on FB. Emails, address, phone numbers, etc. I would bet that most photos posted have the GPS co-ordinates imbedded. Scary.

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    My new camera has the option to put the GPS co-ordinates or not. I always opt for not.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)
    “If you can’t see a mistake from 12 feet away, it doesn’t exist, and there are no perfect quilts and that helps a lot,” .......Greg Biornstad

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