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Old 09-04-2006, 07:10 PM   #11
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This person must have gotten a PM from this person to make this happen at least thats what I think.But again Im quite naive and trusting.I mean dont you at least need a last name and so forth?
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:12 PM   #12
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:18 PM   #13
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I always give my state but rarely ever my town...
there are some real bad people out there just waiting for us to give them info they can "use"
just be careful when you give out your info... :)
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:25 PM   #14
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I mean dont you at least need a last name and so forth?
The short answer is...no. If someone wants to find info out about you and they are knowledgeable in these things then it really does take very little info to find things out. The normal everyday person can't, but a bad person who wants info can get it.
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:32 PM   #15
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It's simple things as GB said such as giving info about your cable company, which can tell where you might be located, electric, phone, distance from a dinky town as you mentioned can also narrow down where you live seeing as your info states where you're from. Your from Raton New Mexico, so a quick search on a program will narrow down your radius....so dont give out any specific info. For the most part, people are good, but you never really know.
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:57 PM   #16
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:13 PM   #17
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I agree that it would be nice to know where people live, especially when they are asking for help in finding some ingredient or item - and in some cases just knowing what country they live in would be a big help. City and state are great helps for those living in the USA, but even state would be a help (or if in a big state like CA or TX - the portion of the state would help narrow things a little without being too specific).

But, as GB pointed out - that can be enough information for someone to locate you when your user name is your real name (full name or initials and last name). Add that and your location ... makes finding your address and/or phone number pretty simple - and for a fee even more information is available.

If your username is not tied to your real name, or just your given name but no connection to your last name, there is little to worry about.
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:31 PM   #18
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