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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:49 am

This month's "Which?" magazine has a feature on Identity Theft and some of the steps that can be taken to guard against it.   One is not to make too much personal information available online.

Anyway I did a web search on my name, and scored a number of hits (not counting namesakes).  Some referred to this forum, some to dancing and some to singing activities.  One included my full name & home address - bad news!  Another included the picture I've been using here as an avatar - but on another site.

Anyway,  I've changed my avatar to help break up the information trail a bit.  Paranoid?  Moi?  Paranoid is when you change your password to Igf6Uo!0M because IgfCUo10M is too obvious.
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Post  SUMB on Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:10 pm

I can go one better on that Rum Tum Tugger.

I found my signature, full name and address on a local government website - to say that I was unhappy is an understatement. It had been there since March this year.

I could not do anything about my name and address but have had my signature removed.

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Post  OSR on Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:57 pm

Don't forget to not use your usual signature on those handheld widgets the couriers have.

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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:58 pm

The latest from VOSA,or the other new fangled name they are called now, with Mot computorisation now in it's 10th year, next year it will all change yet again (to save more money in the governments coffers). It will be going broadband, each testing station will have to supply it's own desktop computor,tablet computor or tablets, and supply their own printer as well. And to add to all this, Vosa now want personal emails and phone numbers "to keep each Nominated Tester informed" .............mmmmmm, I don't think so, big brother holding my personal information??
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