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02-27 22:46

Jenibelle

3360

United States - USR

BP and PG sales! Half lots (50BP/500k) always available for half price!!
BP: $3/100;
PG: $3/million
-- BONUS/DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

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*Raises hand*

Everyone knows my age, my name, my crushes name, and the state I live in on PI (Well, pretty much everything)

It scares me.
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03-03 02:22

Manilla

1606

United States - USR

Take four! [/inside joke]

Is it okay to say your grade? ><

I'm terrified of these kind of things. I've only said my first name once (since it's fairly common), but I'm starting to regret it.

Quote :

*Raises hand*

Everyone knows my age, my name, my crushes name, and the state I live in on PI (Well, pretty much everything)

It scares me.



Um, I'd be a bit concerned. That's really dangerous.. O.O

03-13 03:09

lalalay

410

United States - USR

I read Breaking Dawn, and I must say... I'm dazzled! =D

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thanks for posting this and spreading the common sense!
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03-14 22:19

Memerz

6683

United States - USR

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Quote :

*Raises hand*

Everyone knows my age, my name, my crushes name, and the state I live in on PI (Well, pretty much everything)

It scares me.


Erm, that's probably because you gave it away? You shouldn't have told people if it would scare you.

03-29 17:53

Jenibelle

3844

United States - USR

BP and PG sales! Half lots (50BP/500k) always available for half price!!
BP: $3/100;
PG: $3/million
-- BONUS/DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

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Erm, that's probably because you gave it away? You shouldn't have told people if it would scare you.



Memmy, I did, it did not scare me then but it scares me now after I got a certain PM. Now, I don't give it out as much.
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03-31 01:10

Fields of Gold

897

United States - USR

"As we walk in fields of gold . . . "  - paddock

if I said I'm 10 and I like a boy could someone really find me?
*sub of Just Purple *

03-31 01:52

Sora-freaking-iro

2915

United States - USR

I've got a jaw of stars!

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Quote :

if I said I'm 10 and I like a boy could someone really find me?



Only if they were willing to go up to every ten-year-old in the United States and ask if they have a crush and go on PonyIsland. o_o
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04-02 17:41

merly83

2629

United States - USR

5 more weeks till I'm free! :D

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*Question*
Quote :

People pretty much will lie about their age.Some people don't show that they are 16 or older.It's better to keep it safe than saying the truth or lieing to try and meet that person.It's still dangerous to tell just in case =)



Can't people tell your age though your island overview with your B-Day there?


~M83
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04-21 11:57

applepie

690

United Kingdom - USR

ummm hello is that you oh no it isnt so why are you starring at  me its kinda freaking me out ok stop please urrr you wont stop will you you are sucha

ok
(\ /)put this on your siggy if you pushed a door that said pull!!!(lol i did)
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04-21 19:57

hannahjad3x

212

United Kingdom - USR

For the ponies who are owned by mad people

Fraudsters are common as well. Did you know: Even if someone knows you full name they can find your birth certificate online and take up your ID!

04-30 22:30

NamaFlu Breeders

2662

United States - USR

Namane & Flutterbug Breeding Pairs

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hehe Quertiiop
I love your way of avertising
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05-07 17:08

Shlee

5195

United States - USR

Just your friendly, neighborhood Shlee ^_^

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There is a difference between being safe and being paranoid.

Saying your first name, age, and/or the grade you are in is not going to help someone find you. There are way too many people in the world for that information alone to be used to find you.

Giving out last names, addresses, school names, type of school, or school mascot, etc. should be a no-no. Those are the things that help people narrow down their searches to find you.

I believe you should always exercise caution, and while babystarz is right that no matter how long you've known someone online, you don't truly know them, I believe in gut feelings. I have been online for 11 years now, and have met well over 100 people in real life that I had met online first. Granted, almost all of it was in a very controlled environment, but regardless, I've done it. A lot of people -are- who they say they are, and the exception is those who lie about who and what they are to gain trust. The only reason we think it's a huge majority of internet people is because all the bad stories get more publicity.

And while yes, if people know your full name, there's a slight chance they could take up your identity, it's very doubtful. They would need documentation, such as your social security number and an official birth certificate to get an identification, claiming them as you so they can use your name and SSN to do bad things. But that takes a lot of time and research and work, and people are looking for easy ways to do fraud.

I guess my piece of advice is exercise caution, and err on the side of safety. Trust your judgment. If you think someone is lying to you or is being a creep, then shrug 'em off and don't talk to them. 99% of the time, your gut feeling is right. I know I've avoided many bad situations just by stopping talking to people that I got a bad gut feeling about. :smile
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05-11 22:35

Summer in Seattle

43

United States - USR

Ordinary with a dash of love

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never lie about anything

in fact don't tell them they can track you down =[
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As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two...

05-13 03:06

Aranea

239

United States - USR

The Mighty Devourer of Cannolis!I breed quality mixies, and color for a couple of adoptables. Ask me about Latin.

And so I'm keeping my birthdate listed as being back in 1908. Also, I go to Fasly River University in southeastern Wyomizona. I root for our Football team, the Fighting Lampposts, and always feel crushed when the rival Boatroad College Rabid Monkeys beat them. We'll win someday!
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That's the only type of response I'd give people who try to fish for personal information, if I replied instead of passing it along to a mod.... I'm probably more paranoid about it than I need to be, but it won't hurt to be safe.
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05-16 15:56

Bel Bel

1236

United Kingdom - USR

Kunama's sales account - always lots of stunning starters and LL DVSOs!!

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thanks (i knew that) but still thanks :smile
Sub of Kunama.

05-21 22:27

Sleepwalker

13

United States - USR

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hi
How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes.
I struggle to find any truth in your lies.

05-24 03:26

Maz:Indar

417

United States - USR

I never noticed this before! lol

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I would say, also don't name your ponies after things or people in real life. Like if someone went to your stable and you named a pony after your grandmother, and one pony after your dogs name, then one pony named New York after your city. I once had a girl that wanted me to name her AOOCS, the bears, after a team they lived by. So dont name your ponies after your school or your friends and stuff like that. Someone could actually piece that kind of information together. Like if your best friend is Timmy Otool, dont name a pony Timmy Otool. lol. Or even after your street name. Like if you lived on Sicamore Drive, dont name a pony Sicamore.
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05-24 14:47

Fedora

5

United States - USR

You are the ambassador of awesome. | Home to Lunar Kitten's various collections.

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hi
Sub of Lunar Kitten.

05-26 21:40

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hey everyone!!! what up?? im sorta new here but i figure out how things work lo l:) :smile

06-03 10:22

Myumi

141

United Kingdom - USR

Mediterranean is a type of pie eaten by aliens.

Into the Woods

If I ever mention a friend by name I call them by their "aliases", I made up names for EVERYONE I know, for example my mum is Candie, my dad's Apollo, my best friends are Brit and Sibs.. Hehe I'm smart.
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07-19 20:42

Fire_Aiko

5888

United States - USR

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Giving your real address is very wrong...
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07-23 18:52

Raichu

151

Canada - USR

Current obsession: Hetalia. =w=

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Quote Aranea:

And so I'm keeping my birthdate listed as being back in 1908. Also, I go to Fasly River University in southeastern Wyomizona. I root for our Football team, the Fighting Lampposts, and always feel crushed when the rival Boatroad College Rabid Monkeys beat them. We'll win someday!
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That's the only type of response I'd give people who try to fish for personal information.



My full name is Chaotic Cheesebrain Uglycoconut, I was born in 1752 yet I am 3 years old, and I have a lisp where My "A"'s make a "fgldffti" sound. I go to Omnomnom Internet University Elementary Riding School and I am in grade 752. All my friends except my BFF call me Captain Hook. At school I ride a rabid male giant peanut named Lucy. My BFF calls me Smexy. My worst enemy calls me Hot Stuff, yet she hates me. My boyfriend lives in Hoboton, Wormyappleistan. His name is Oboe. I live in Mizzlemash, Opiotopia. My phone number is 123456789101112 because in Opiotopia phone numbers have 15 numbers. Our school wrestling team is the Adorable Kittens. I hope we beat the Rabid Powerful Warrior Alligators someday!

That's what I would give a Fraudster/Information Digger. Basically.
I'd also forward the PM it to a MOD.
"...NYA! ...I dunno... -.-"

07-24 03:11

Wii_fan

729

United States - USR

Thanks for posting this!

08-31 01:05

Aqua Wishes

382

Canada - USR

Please PM me on my main account- AquaMoon

Expires: April 22, 2013

i have seen peoples presentations saying there age first name what they like for example shopping personality there crushs name and ponies named after people in real life

11-25 14:33

xX Sushi Ninja Xx

433

United States - USR

Love me for who I am<3

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I'v seen that to, Pretty Kitty.
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11-30 17:44

guineapig2

999

United States - USR

Hi!  I love random pms!  Please pm me anytime!

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The only thing I have said is my age, is that ok?
I love random pms and talking to random people about random things (I'm really random too, lol), so feel free to pm me :smile

12-04 22:22

Babz25

43

United States - USR

Ok, I didn't read all the way through this post, so I'm not sure if this was covered, but if someone harasses you, or insists you give information to them, anything that makes you even the slightest bit uncomfortable, TELL YOUR PARENTS!!!! Even if you don't think the person is going to hurt you in any way, your parents need to know, tell your friends, ...the more people who know that something may be wrong, the better. I am a mom, and even I don't give out my personal information online, I know there are crazies out there who care nothing about you, only their own personal agendas. Everything mentioned on this post has been right on, we live in a dangerous time, protect yourself at all cost!
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12-05 23:46

Hachimenroppi

1364

United States - USR

hito rabu

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Quote Turpentine Chaser:

I suggest not posting pictures of yourself or using them as avatars.


But... Veez and ZarqX have avatars like that.
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12-06 01:57

15 - WUs

10399

United States - USR

Now owned by CleverCanadian


Quote :

But... Veez and ZarqX have avatars like that.


V-n-Z are also adults, which is different from kids using their pictures with out their parents knowing it.

12-07 04:46

Aussieponie4meV

221

Australia - USR

WPAG

Hmm.
I'd say around...three users on PI know my full name and the city I live in. But I trust them because I have seen their webcam and have spoken to them x'3 -nodnod- -feels safe-
Lavi :love
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