Important Notice - Personal Information

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  1. Pierce

    Pierce Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Everybody,

    I just want to remind you to be vigilant regarding your personal information.

    Today we removed 2 threads that ask members for a long list of details. While this may seem like a fun activity it can also unfortunately end in tears.

    If you remember when you register for different things online, such as bank accounts, emails, paypal accounts etc there is always a secret question.

    These questions can be, names of good friends, colours, maiden names, favourite pet names, school's, favourite locations all of which are asked directly/indirectly on these kind of threads.

    So once somebody knows your email, they just need to figure out what services you use, and then they have a list of personal information that they can use as a directory to reset your password on that service and then gain unauthorized entry. Some services like paypal do an excellent job of sending you an email if your primary email changes but other services may not do that.

    Again we are just asking for people to be vigilant when giving out personal information. As it says in our rules, all content on this site can be googled and that is possibly how you even found MiniMins.

    You are responsible for your own security and personal details on the internet.

    Best Regards,
    Pierce
     
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    Hi!

    I'm glad I'm not the only one concerned about this :)

    .. can I just add ..

    a few times I've been chatting to people and they've started asking me quite normal questions.. where do you live? what do you do for a living? are you married? how many kids do you have? ..normal 'getting to know you' stuff..

    ..it's left them feeling a little afronted, and me feeling a little rude, when I have told them I'd rather not say..

    I have no intention to offend anyone at all.. it's just that I have different boundaries online.. I could simply lie.. say I'm Boris from the Ukraine! Haha! :D but I'd rather simply be myself, but feel comfortable in discussing the minimins subjects rather than my 3D life :)

    ..besides anything else, it's what helps me feel safe to share some of my inner most thoughts and feelings with you guys :)

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    Enough xx
     
  4. emmapetty

    emmapetty Going for Goal!

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    Hello all,

    Can I just say "GUILTY" - it was me who offered my clothes (that no longer fitted) as a kind gesture to help those on the diet, as a slight 'spurring friends on' type thing.

    To cut a long story short, I had some personal issues, and stopped cd for a few weeks, and I didn't come on minimins in that time. To be perfectly honest I completely forgot about my offer. So I apologise whole heartedly to those who were expecting clothing and it never came. Please rest assured I have no-ones 'personal information' anywhere. Some of us are genuine, believe it or not.

    I shan't offer anymore...I'm done.

    Enough - I certainly do not like your reply thread on my original post. You could have easily pm'd me and I would haappily have explained my situation to you. Instead you make out to the whole of minimins like I plan to use your details in some malace way - which is not the case, and never was. I want to make that very clear.

    Emma
     
  5. Caz

    Caz Slimming down the aisle

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    I don't think that this thread was aimed at you Emma, don't worry. They removed the threads they were talking about apparently. And they were asking for a lot more information than you did through just asking for an address to post clothes to.
     
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    Kitteh Resident geek

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    The thread wasnt directed at you.. There is another one exactly the same in the slimming world section for those who hve take part in those "quizzes" about yourself.. ie.. favourite colour.. etc..
     
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    emmapetty Going for Goal!

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    Ok! Only, it was me who had a post removed, 2 reports (from people reporting me) and a PM from an administrator.

    So, yeah maybe it's not purely aimed at me, but it certainly felt that way this morning.

    Who cares anyway! lol
     
  8. Enough

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    Hi Emma :)

    Your offer a couple of months ago was very lovely, and we can all have life situations getting in the way, so I'm entirely happy with your posts from before, and it's absolutely fine that that didn't transpire :)

    This thread I'm posting on now "important notice - personal information" is ENTIRELY coincidental, and nothing to do with your original offer..

    I had no intention, and no interest in saying anything that you would find offensive.. you offered something lovely, and it's a shame to be thoughtful and generous, and now feel like people are being rude about you.. that wasn't what I was meaning at all...

    ..it's more a general point about the internet really, and about giving information to people who you don't REALLY know... that's not to say that I thought you were doing anything wrong.. just that you might not have been you (if you see what I mean).. so, really, if we're looking at anyone doing anything wrong, it was me giving out private information and then worrying if I should have.. not worried now, though, thanks to your PM :)

    I don't know if that's helped or made things more complicated!! :confused:

    ...

    all the best!

    Love,
    Vxx
     
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