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Never give out email addresses!!!!!!!!!!

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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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I've ran into two threads just today where the OP was after email addresses. Don't do it folks. One I just came from is offering money and to get it you have to give your email. Don't do it!




posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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On ATS?

You should alert those posts. Asking for personal information, or recruiting, or soliciting funds are all forbidden.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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I did. One just before I posted this.
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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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Saw your complaints and both times, the thread was binned by staff. If it keeps happening, bans will follow

Keep up the good works



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Thanks for being vigilant. It can't be easy keeping up with this place.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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Never putyour mail address anywhere public - the spammers are ******* (Self edited that rude expletive) lol

True story:

I used to help in an online counselinng service for poeple working on addiction. My area was with internet pornography addiction - a real and serious problem. Any way - I once put a personal email address on one of the threads I was working on. (Stupid) It took less than 24 hours before my inbox was full of spam mail advertising every type of porn you can think of.

How sick is that? Hanging arround on a support site for people who are battling an addiction to porn so that you can get their addresses and send them loads of porn! Disgsting and disgracefull.

Well done for reporting these threads OP, and reminding everyone to keep their details private.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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Blaine, isn't this more of a common sense issue?




posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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Use a throwaway email and get info then report to the proper people.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 11:17 PM
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10minutemail.com

For The Shortness Of Information,



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 03:54 AM
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kryties@iamasexysexybloke.com

Oh wait......



P.S. Thanks for the warning mate



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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Giving out personal information on the internet is a big no-no.

Any nightmare scenario you can imagine is possible if you are gullible enough to believe in internet "friends".

Of course if someone wants my personal information bad enough I am sure they can track me down but at least I will not make it easy on them. Now-a-days almost every site you visit you first have to sign up and reveal everything and with facebook tying it all together the PTB have a goldmine at their disposal.

I guess the nsa can never have enough. Credit card hackers should be the least of your worries imho!



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Mods this got me to thinking, so quick question for you. Who has access to ATS members email address's?
Thanks.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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The owners and senior staff are the only people who can see the registration email address.

We never, and I mean never, share any of our member's email addresses with anyone and we never will per our privacy policy. Heck, we don't even automatically send out our own newsletter to our member's email addresses, we require the members to sign up for it and confirm they actually did it, it's called a "double opt in".

Springer...



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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Thanks Springer. I was just wondering was all.



posted on Oct, 14 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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Unless of course you have a bad employee as has happened to a friend and client of mine who's luck wasn't so great and cost her £10k's in stock, all because of sharing data information that raised her competition instantly.

I am not making the assumption that you have any bad employees. I am stating that not all employees have users in the best interests in many businesses.

That is why I am sure your employees are on a Good Standing with you and other staff.



posted on Oct, 14 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by Blaine91555
I've ran into two threads just today where the OP was after email addresses. Don't do it folks. One I just came from is offering money and to get it you have to give your email. Don't do it!


I have one catch all email that I post everywhere...

I then use Modzilla Thunderbird that automatically filters everything into mail boxes. All those emails I want to read go into a separate box automatically and get a highlight flag... once in a while I do a skim through the trash to see if something got missed No issues and I get hundreds of emails a day. And if you get a persistent spammer. a simple filter to move it to trash as it comes in and POOF

But yeah use a throw away email for anything suspicious... if you feel the urge to check it out

www.mozilla.org...



posted on Oct, 14 2011 @ 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by Springer
We never, and I mean never, share any of our member's email addresses with anyone


Dagnabbit
I was just going to write you and ask for someones who was looking for me

Drats

Oh wait... can you send him mine?


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