WARNING Re. Holiday Threads

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  1. Frontier-Phil

    Frontier-Phil Silver Member

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    Hi all

    Well this is my crime prevention thread:

    Please be careful when giving info about going on your holidays.

    The thread board is no difference than standing on a stage in front of thousands of people and telling them all about you and your families.
    None members can search user names, or any could start up a bogus account ( this has been done on other blog sites)

    As you all know what job I do by now so this warning is well sourced. There has been a number of incidents of burgulary from homes when the owners have been away on hols. The owners/owner have posted that they were on the way off on their hols.. even mentioned what airport and how long they were to be away.

    Please be careful out there

    Regards#

    Phil x
     
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  3. tafflass

    tafflass Silver Member

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    nice one phil.
    think we forget things like this x
     
  4. Starlight

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    Excellent post Phil.

    Ive recently been targeted online and Minimins is one of the places Ive been tracked down on. Dont think other areas of the site are necessarily secure either. The person harassing me, joined here, posted 52 posts and got access to the members section and my diary.

    Never post anything online that youre not happy with becoming public knowledge. I think we all get a bit complacent, especially when you feel you 'know' people
     
  5. BikerAngel

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    I posted we were away back in May but our house is never empty and we have security that we can check from anywhere and I don't give out my address etc online.
     
  6. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    Thank you Phil, that is such good advice for us all to remember and follow.
     
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    charlottegrace1 Gold Member

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    Thanks Phil, its good to be reminded of these things, good job we have you. xx
     
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    That is a really good point thanks Phil.

    I guess our fingers type before we actually think about what we are typing.

    You're like having our own little super hero looking after us!
     
  9. Littleslimmingbee

    Littleslimmingbee Gold Member

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    Cheers phil, good thinkin.

    *hugs*
     
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    I dont give out my address etc online either but it was absolutely scary to see how much someone could find out about me, from forum posts etc
     
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    Yep I know what you mean, my hubby is in IT and he knows how it is done, our mates got lots of money taken from their bank account and he found how they had done it but since they had all the anti virus etc in place and proved it they got money back but they were lucky as we know folk that havent..........very scary how easily things can be done!
     
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    Hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm...................... Certainly makes you think ..........? Thanks for this little wake up call!
     
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